The Paschal troparion is the characteristic Troparion for the celebration of the Orthodox Pascha (Easter) in churches that follow the Byzantine Rite. Its author or date is unknown, but it is assumed to be older than the 6th century.
Some of us might say, "If Christ came to Belarus, we would not shout to crucify Him; we would listen to Him.” We would be wrong. Few of us today will be willing to be servants to the King of Heaven and follow him through the end.
The reality is often different from our wishes. It is cruel to say to someone who is terminally ill, "You are going to get well." Instead, to talk to the person about their eternal destination is to express deep and genuine love.
Things that happen in the world are not of God. They are the products of our passions. Wild and raging passions are driving people’s actions. Why? Because people do not know where their homeland is, what the foundation of their lives should be, or what they are living for.