Paschal Joy from Mount Lebanon

From the School of Ecclesiastic Music (SEM) in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon, a selection of Paschal (Easter) chants in Arabic, including the Paschal Troparion: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”

The video begins with the dialogue at the doors of the church, characteristic of the Rush Service of Pascha:

Priest:       Lift up your gates, O you princes; and be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory shall enter in!

A response comes from inside:

Voice:        Who is the King of glory?

Priest:       The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in war!