The Greeting That Went Viral

An Easter message

j taliaferro
4 min readApr 17, 2022


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In the early church, believers would greet each other (year-round) with these words: “He is risen,” and the response, “He is risen, indeed.”

The resurrection of Jesus was such a pivotal point in history that it immediately changed the cultural greetings of large numbers of people. As centuries passed this greeting became less common or mostly centered around Easter Sunday.

It is now known as a traditional Easter greeting, officially called the Paschal Greeting and most Christians are familiar with it. But let’s take a more in-depth look at its meaning on this special day.

Historical Significance

We Christians believe that the Son of God is the central figure in history. His arrival set into motion events that would change the world.

His teachings changed the hearts of wicked men and transformed them into loving disciples. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most pivotal event in history.

Without the resurrection, the bold words that Jesus spoke and the challenging teachings that confounded the religious leaders would certainly have died out with a whimper. But because of the resurrection, Jesus’ time on earth ended with a loud proclamation.



j taliaferro

Storyteller, Author & Disciple of Jesus Christ. Lover of family, sushi & world travel. I hate cotton candy, bats and the Kansas City Chiefs.