[B-Greek] He is Risen

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Sat Apr 3 04:31:21 EDT 2010

On Apr 3, 2010, at 1:11 AM, Davis Prickett wrote:
> In light of Easter I was wondering what would be the Greek equivalent  
> of our phrase "he is risen.... he is risen indeed."
> Looking at some passages (esp. Lk 24:34) I would think it would be  
> HGERQH... ONTWS HGERQH. But there is also the use of ANESTH, but  
> HGERQH seems to be used a lot more. Would there be any real difference  
> between these two words?

The standard liturgical greeting is:

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη CRISTOS ANESTH

And the response is:

᾿Ανέστη ἀληθῶς ANESTH ALHQWS

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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