Christianity Today, April 2009
In the 2002 film My BIg Fat Greek Wedding, lead character Toula Portokalos explains to Ian, her non-Greek fiancee, that “Christos Anesti” (a traditional greeting within the Orthodox Church) is Greek for “Happy Easter.”
Well, not exactly. Christos Anesti doesn’t really translate Happy Easter. Christos Anesti literally means Christ is risen.
Almost two thousand years ago, Christians in the early church greeted each other with the triumphant Christos Anesti! Christ is risen – He is risen indeed!