Paschal greeting

The Paschal Greeting, also known as the Easter Acclamation, is an Easter custom among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican Christians. It is also found among some Christians from liturgical Protestant denominations, such as certain Anglicans and Lutherans.[citation needed] One is to greet another person with "Christ is risen!", and the response is "He is risen indeed!", with many variants in English and other languages (compare Matthew 27:64, Matthew 28:6–7, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:6, Luke 24:34).[1][2]

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary.

Similar responses are also used in the liturgies of other Christian churches, but not so much as general greetings.[citation needed]