Alleluia! Christ is Risen! – He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Mosaic depicting the risen Christ leaving the tomb.  The Roman Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.


Albanian (Tosk) – Krishti u ngjall! Vërtet u ngjall!

Armenian – Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց՜ Օրհնեալ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի՜ (Christos haryav i merelotz! Orhnial e Haroutiunn Christosi! – Christ is risen! Blessed is the resurrection of Christ!)

English – “Christ is risen!” / “Truly He is risen!” or “Christ is risen!” / “Indeed, He is risen!” or “He [or ‘The LORD’] is risen!” / “He [or ‘The LORD’] is risen indeed!” or “Christ has risen!” / “Indeed He has!” or “Christ is risen!” / “He is risen, Indeed!” ; Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!;

Old English – Crist aras! Crist soþlice aras! (Lit: Christ arose! Christ surely arose!)

Middle English – Crist is arisen! Arisen he sothe!

Danish – Kristus er opstanden! Sandelig Han er Opstanden!

Frisian – Kristus is opstien! Wis is er opstien!

German – Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Icelandic – Kristur er upprisinn! Hann er sannarlega upprisinn!

Dutch – Christus is opgestaan! Hij is waarlijk opgestaan! (Netherlands) or Christus is verrezen! Hij is waarlijk verrezen! (Belgium)

Afrikaans – Christus het opgestaan! Hy het waarlik opgestaan!

Norwegian – Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig oppstanden!

Swedish – Kristus är uppstånden! Han är sannerligen uppstånden!

Latin – Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!

Catalan – Crist ha ressuscitat! Veritablement ha ressuscitat!

French – Christ est ressuscité! Il est vraiment ressuscité!

Italian – Cristo è risorto! È veramente risorto!

Portuguese – Cristo ressuscitou! Em verdade ressuscitou!

Provençal – Lo Crist es ressuscitat! En veritat es ressuscitat!

Romanian – Hristos a înviat! Cu adevărat a înviat!

Romansh – Cristo es rinaschieu! In varded, el es rinaschieu!

Sardinian – Cristu est resuscitadu! Aberu est resuscitadu!

Sicilian – Cristu arrivisciutu esti! Pibbiru arrivisciutu esti!

Spanish – ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!

Walloon – Li Crist a raviké! Il a raviké podbon!

Greek – Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! (Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti!)

Church Slavonic – Хрїстóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе! (Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!)

Belarusian – Хрыстос уваскрос! Сапраўды ўваскрос! (Chrystos uvaskros! Sapraŭdy ŭvaskros!)

Bulgarian – Христос възкресе! Наистина възкресе! (Hristos vyzkrese! Naistina vyzkrese!), or (Church Slavonic): Христос воскресе! Воистину воскресе! (Hristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!)

Croatian – Krist uskrsnu! Uistinu uskrsnu!

Czech – Kristus vstal z mrtvých! Vpravdě vstal z mrtvých!

Macedonian (Traditional (as per Church Slavonic) – Христос воскресе! Навистина воскресе! (Hristos voskrese! Navistina voskrese!;  Vernacular – Христос воскресна! Навистина воскресна! (Hristos voskresna! Navistina voskresna!)

Polish – Chrystus zmartwychwstał! Prawdziwie zmartwychwstał!

Russian – Христос воскрес! Воистину воскрес! (Christos voskres! Voistinu voskres!)

Rusyn – Хрістос воскрес! Воістину воскрес! (Hristos voskres! Voistynu voskres!)

Serbian – Христос васкрсе! Ваистину васкрсе! (Hristos vaskrse! Vaistinu vaskrse!)

Slovak – Kristus z mŕtvych vstal! Skutočne z mŕtvych vstal! (also not used; the Slovak of eastern religions use Church Slavonic version: Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!)

Ukrainian – Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес! (Hrystos voskres! Voistynu voskres!)

Latvian Kristus (ir) augšāmcēlies! Patiesi viņš ir augšāmcēlies!

Lithuanian – Kristus prisikėlė! Tikrai prisikėlė!

Old Irish – Asréracht Críst! Asréracht Hé-som co dearb!

Irish – Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

Manx – Taw Creest Ereen! Taw Shay Ereen Guhdyne!

Scottish – Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Gu dearbh, tha e air èiridh!

Breton – Dassoret eo Krist! E wirionez dassoret eo!

Cornish – Thew Creest dassorez! En weer thewa dassorez!

Welsh – Atgyfododd Crist! Yn wir atgyfododd!

Persian مسیح برخاسته است! به راستی برخاسته است!‎ (Masih barkhaste ast! Be rasti barkhaste ast!)

Hindustani – येसु मसीह ज़िन्दा हो गया है! हाँ यक़ीनन, वोह ज़िन्दा हो गया है! – یسوع مسیح زندہ ہو گیا ہے! ہاں یقیناً، وہ زندہ ہو گیا ہے!‎ – Yesu Masih zinda ho gaya hai! Haan yaqeenan, woh zinda ho gaya hai!

Marathi – (Yeshu Khrist uthla ahe! Kharokhar uthla ahe!)

Turkish – Mesih dirildi! Hakikaten dirildi!

Uyghur – ئەيسا تىرىلدى! ھەقىقەتىنلا تىرىلدى!‎ (Əysa tirildi! Ⱨəⱪiⱪətinla tirildi!)

Azeri – Məsih dirildi! Həqiqətən dirildi!

Chuvash – Христос чĕрĕлнĕ!! Чăн чĕрĕлнĕ! (Khristós chərəlnə! Chæn chərəlnə!)

Carolinian – Lios a melau sefal! Meipung, a mahan sefal!

Chamorro – La’la’i i Kristo! Magahet na luma’la’ i Kristo!

Fijian – Na Karisito tucake tale! Io sa tucake tale!

Filipino – Si Kristo ay nabuhay! Siya nga ay nabuhay!

Hawaiian – Ua ala aʻe nei ʻo Kristo! Ua ala ʻiʻo nō ʻo Ia!

Indonesian – Kristus telah bangkit! Dia benar-benar telah bangkit!

Malagasy – Nitsangana tamin’ny maty i Kristy! Nitsangana marina tokoa izy!

Malayalam – (ക്രിസ്തു ഉയിര്‍ത്തെഴുന്നേറ്റു! തീര്‍ച്ചയായും ഉയിര്‍ത്തെഴുന്നേറ്റു!) (Christu uyirthezhunnettu! Theerchayayum uyirthezhunnettu!)

Aleut – Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Yupik languages – Xris-tusaq Ung-uixtuq! Iluumun Ung-uixtuq!

Japanese – ハリストス復活!実に復活! (Harisutosu fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu!)

Korean – 그리스도께서 부활하셨네! 참으로 부활하셨네! (Geuriseudokkeseo Buhwalhasheotne! Chameuro Buhwalhasheotne!)

Navajo – Christ daaztsą́ą́dę́ę́ʼ náádiidzáá. Tʼáá aaníí daaztsą́ą́dę́ę́ʼ náádiidzáá.

Tlingit – Xristos Kuxwoo-digoot! Xegaa-kux Kuxwoo-digoot!

Ganda Kristo Ajukkide! Kweli Ajukkide!

Swahili – Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!

Gikuyu – Kristo ni muriuku! Ni muriuku nema!

Quechua – Cristo causarimpunña! Ciertopuni causarimpunña!

Arabic (standard) – المسيح قام! حقا قام!‎ (al-Masīḥ qām! Ḥaqqan qām!); المسيح قام! بالحقيقة قام!‎ (al-Masīḥ qām! Belḥāqiqāti qām!)

Syriac – ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܡ! ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܩܡ!‎ (Mshiḥa qām! sharīrāīth qām! ; Mshiḥo Qom! Shariroith Qom!)

Neo-Syriac – ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܡܠܗ! ܒܗܩܘܬܐ ܩܡܠܗ!‎ (Mshikha qimlih! bhāqota qimlih!)

Turoyo-Syriac – ܡܫܝܚܐ ܩܝܡ! ܫܪܥܪܐܝܬ ܩܝܡ!‎ (Mshiḥo qāyem! Shariroith qāyem!)

Tigrigna – (Christos tensiou! Bahake tensiou!)

Amharic – (Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal!)

Hebrew (modern) – המשיח קם! באמת קם!‎ (Hameshiach qam! Be’emet qam!)

Maltese – Kristu qam! Huwa qam tassew! or Kristu qam mill-mewt! Huwa qam tassew!

Coptic – ⲠⲓⲬⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁϥⲧⲱⲛϥ! Ϧⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲙⲉⲑⲙⲏⲓ ⲁϥⲧⲱⲛϥ! (Pikhristos Aftonf! Khen oumethmi aftonf!)

Mandarin – 基督復活了 他確實復活了 (Jidu fuhuo-le! Ta queshi fuhuo-le!)

Abkhazian – Kyrsa Dybzaheit! – Itzzabyrgny Dybzaheit!

Georgian – ქრისტე აღსდგა! ჭეშმარიტად აღსდგა! (Kriste agsdga! Cheshmaritad agsdga!)

Estonian – Kristus on üles tõusnud! Tõesti, Ta on üles tõusnud!

Finnish – Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!

Hungarian – Krisztus feltámadt! Valóban feltámadt!

Esperanto – Kristo leviĝis! Vere Li leviĝis!

Ido – Kristo riviveskabas! Ya Il rivivesakabas!

Interlingua – Christo ha resurgite! Vermente ille ha resurgite! (or) Christo ha resurrecte! Vermente ille ha resurrecte!

Quenya – Tengwar Rendering (Hristo Ortane! Anwave Ortanes!)

Klingon – Hu’ta’ QISt! Hu’bejta’!

Dothraki – Khal Asvezhvenanaz yathoay. Me Yathoay Me nem nesa.

Tzotzil – Icha’kuxi Kajvaltik Kristo! Ta melel icha’kuxi!

Tzeltal – Cha’kuxaj Kajwaltik Kristo! Ta melel cha’kuxaj!

Rastafarian – Krestos a uprisin! Seen, him a uprisin fe tru!

Source of translations:  Wikipedia Photograph: Sam Lucero

21 thoughts on “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! – He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”

  1. Christ is risen from the dead! By death He trampled death! And to those in the tombs, He granted Life!-from the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of Pascha.

    1. Louis, how naive you are…

      Guess who is actually sponsoring those islamic terrorists? Who has the greatest interest in it? Who stays behind all this slaughter in Syria & Iraq?

      1. Hi O.K. You call me naïve? Is that because you are Catholic in Eastern Europe and aiming at Putin, a Russian Orthodox Christian?
        I am in direct and almost constant contact, sometimes personal, with Syrian (Arabic speaking) Christians, both clergy and laity. I have to because of my research into early Christianity. It began years ago when I was invited for coffee and an opportunity to meet and talk to the Iraqi prelate Mor Severios Jamil Hava, bishop of Baghdad, which was preceded by the usual two-hour mass celebrated in Aramaic.

        I have come to learn what really is going on in Syria through them in the process, although politics does not interest me that much, but we live in this … world. Would you call Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, recently elected the supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church a liar? Watch the video, then tell me:

        He is Syrian-born and speaks English fairly well, having studied at Saint Patrick’s,Maynooth, Ireland, a Catholic institution.

        I don’t think Putin is a saint, on the contrary he seems to use his cunning KGB mind, but to blame him for what is going on in Syria…
        Best.

  2. Easter Sunday:Archbishop Justin Welby, Primate of England, sent a message of hope to those suffering for their faith, talking about Resurrection and persecution.

  3. Louis:

    Hi O.K. You call me naïve? Is that because you are Catholic in Eastern Europe and aiming at Putin, a Russian Orthodox Christian?
    I am in direct and almost constant contact, sometimes personal, with Syrian (Arabic speaking) Christians, both clergy and laity. I have to because of my research into early Christianity. It began years ago when I was invited for coffee and an opportunity to meet and talk to the Iraqi prelate Mor Severios Jamil Hava, bishop of Baghdad, which was preceded by the usual two-hour mass celebrated in Aramaic.

    I have come to learn what really is going on in Syria through them in the process, although politics does not interest me that much, but we live in this … world. Would you call Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, recently elected the supreme head of the Syrian Orthodox Church a liar? Watch the video, then tell me:

    No, Louis. It is not because that I am Catholic and Putin is allegedly Orthodox (but in my opinion the only thing he believes in is his own power).

    The thing that concerns me here is not Putin, but praising Bashar al Assad -the Corleone of the Middle East. BTW Putin is the same mafioso like Assad -just look what’s going on Ukraine -and the latter is kissing Putin’s &%$, because he knows the Russians saved his own. And the two bandits like each other due to similar character, but anyway.

    It is absolutely no mystery to me that Assad stays behind the so called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (consisting mainly from ex-Saddam security officers -ruthless sexual deviants for which killing people gives pleasure -and brain-washed teenagers, cannon-fodder from all the islamic world, dreaming about easy acces to 70 virgins). Just from observing the course of the Iraq War. Just look at this action: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Abu_Kamal_raid

    The whole terror campaing in Iraq had only one purpose, let the US be absorbed in that country, let they suffer casualties! Let the public opinion in the West turns against the further interventions!The Middle East regimes like Iran & Syria were aware, that after overthrowing Saddam, they are next in the line.

    That’s why over 100 000 innocent Iraqis died. And when popular unrest against Assad regime started in Syria, what was the obvious move? To call their Iraqi friends and start similar wave of violence in Syria. And, of course, to portray themselves as the victims of Al-Qaeda brutality, instead of being their main sponsors. The classic false flag operation, aimed at preventing the US intervention. It is incredible how Western democracies can be so blind, and so easily deceived! Putin is currently doing the same on the Ukraine.

    Bashar al Assad is responsible for 250 000+ innocent deaths in both Syria and Iraq. IMHO his place is together with Hussein, bin Laden and Gaddafi.

    Sorry, but praising this mass murderer just makes me absolutely p^&*ed off!

  4. O.K. Putin and Ukraine is one thing, Assad and Syria is another, Putin is ex-KGB, Assad is a doctor who studied in England while his wife studied in an Anglican school there. The democracy the West was expecting did not appear in the Middle East, what appeared was fundamentalism. Look what happened in Egypt and the people there were simply lucky to have Mursi overthrown and general Mohammed al Sissi take charge. His policy is to also protect the Copts, a recent sign of this being his visit to Patriarch Tawadros on Easter Sunday. The same sort of thing is happening in Syria.

    You are badly mistaken, the anti- Assad King Abdullah of Jordan went to the Vatican to try to influence the Pope but had no success, the pontiff knew better. Whatever their defects, which were many, neither S. Hussein or Gaddafi were in favour of A/Q. B/L was of Saudi origin, he came from a country where not even a Christian chapel can be built, although they are the ones who finance the hundreds of mosques being built all over the world in “Christian” countries.

    Have you seen what Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron said about protecting Christians recently? Are they badly informed? Have you seen the plight of Christians in Pakistan? Where was B/L found? The military there didn’t know anything about it? Why is Pakistan getting even more closer to Saudi Arabia?

    You will see now why Patriarch Karim’s video interview makes sense.

  5. It always seems to be a choice between two evils. After Saddam was overthrown, the aftermath in Iraq was worse than the disease. Getting rid of him was no solution, but has brought mayhem and destruction to Iraq. The same situation is likely to occur in Iran. Get rid of Assad will almost certainly result in radical Islamism taking control of whatever revolution follows, and Christian people and places of worship will certainly be targeted. Assad realises that the western powers will be aware of this, and it serves him as a counter-trump to continue his own atrocities.

    1. Islam and democracy do not – and cannot – coexist.
      I imagine some lily-livered liberal will challenge my assertion.

  6. Partially correct, Daveb. I want to see someone introducing democracy in that part of the world, it only exists in Israel. So why blame Assad? He tried to get the opposition to talk, but they wouldn’t listen. Why? Because they are backed by al Nusra, A/Q and hundreds of fundamentalist, fanatical Chechen, Saudi Arabian, Iraqi mercenaries, financed by Saudi Arabian petrodollars. Do these people have mercy? They destroyed Maaloula, the ancient Christian city where Aramaic is still spoken, they kidnapped nuns, they kidnapped two bishops, who are not to be seen. Last week they shot an 80-year old Dutch Catholic priest in the head, he had refused to budge, trying to help his flock.
    The mercenaries are backed by the atheist and playboy Hollande, of France, who is in league with the fundamentalist Erdogan in Turkey, one of those who supplies arms to the bloodthirsty fundamentalists. Western democracies have stopped being blind, their eyes have opened.

    1. Guys, you don’t get it.

      Assad is a doctor who studied in England while his wife studied in an Anglican school there.

      Yeah, yeah. And what does it mean -little in fact, except that Assad is much smarter than many other dictators. But that’s clearly misleading. The Assad famiglia is classical model of mafia, ruling Syria for over 40 years. And Bashar is the current Godfather in elegant suit, even despite in fact his hands are up to elbows covered with blood.

      It always seems to be a choice between two evils. After Saddam was overthrown, the aftermath in Iraq was worse than the disease. Getting rid of him was no solution, but has brought mayhem and destruction to Iraq. The same situation is likely to occur in Iran. Get rid of Assad will almost certainly result in radical Islamism taking control of whatever revolution follows, and Christian people and places of worship will certainly be targeted. Assad realises that the western powers will be aware of this, and it serves him as a counter-trump to continue his own atrocities.

      That’s exactly what regimes like Assad’s or Iranian Ayatollahs want us, Westerners, to think. You need us in power, because the alternative is Al-Qaeda.

      So why blame Assad? He tried to get the opposition to talk, but they wouldn’t listen.

      Once again, don’t be naive Louis. The talks between opposition and Assad? The only language they know is crushing rebellion with tanks. They are gangsta, you know.

      Why? Because they are backed by al Nusra, A/Q and hundreds of fundamentalist, fanatical Chechen, Saudi Arabian, Iraqi mercenaries, financed by Saudi Arabian petrodollars.

      Yeah, yeah, by everyone except Assad. And that makes him suspect. looking at the course of the Iraq War from 2003 it was obvious that the greatest stream of men, money and material was going from Syria via the Anbar province. But for political reasons there was silence of this in the most media. It was far easier to blame the Bush administration (they committed several errors I admit, but world-wide anti-Bush hysteria at that time was something quite unprecedented in history).

      Have you seen what Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron said about protecting Christians recently? Are they badly informed? Have you seen the plight of Christians in Pakistan? Where was B/L found? The military there didn’t know anything about it? Why is Pakistan getting even more closer to Saudi Arabia?

      No, Louis, I haven’t. And that’s the problem, that West has fallen into powerlessness and decadence. This is the same reason why Putin is doing in the Ukraine whatever he wants -he knows that West is degenerated and cowardly. The LGBT privileges are often far more important than fundamentals of the Western civilization.

      The terrorism in Iraq could have been easily suppressed (by brutal force -it was the only way), had not foolish pressure on “political solution”, “national reconciliation” and similar nonsense babble. Which resulted in mulitple amnesties -once captured the Saddamists terrorists were being released from captivity, as a “good will” gesture (or rather incredible stupidity) -which resulted in more and more innocent victims.

      Here you have example:

      02 Dec 2010

      Source: reuters // Reuters

      * Iraq says 39 al Qaeda suspects arrested

      * Third-highest leader in Iraq among those captured

      * Raids produce identities, photos of top two Qaeda leaders

      By Muhanad Mohammed

      BAGHDAD, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Iraq said on Thursday its security forces had arrested 39 al Qaeda militants, including the group’s leadership in Anbar province and one of its top officers in Iraq, in raids over the last five weeks.

      The group carried out car bombings and attacks against police in Anbar, a former al Qaeda stronghold; recruited and equipped suicide bombers from abroad and plotted attacks on government ministries, Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani told a news conference.

      The raids also gave security forces the real names, and photographs, of al Qaeda’s two top leaders in Iraq, officials said.

      “The repeated and painful blows to al Qaeda, by the killing and arrests of its leadership, will lead to the demise of al Qaeda in Iraq,” Bolani said at a news conference in Baghdad.

      Bolani identified one of the captured men, Hazim al-Zawi, as al Qaeda’s third-highest leader in Iraq and the “security minister” of its local affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq.

      Thirty-eight of the men, wearing orange prison uniforms, were led into the news conference. Zawi was brought into the room wearing a black hood, which was pulled off to allow photographers and TV cameramen to take pictures of his face.

      Iraqi and U.S. forces struck a major blow against the Islamist militant group in April when al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the head of ISI, were killed in a raid.

      Military officials said the deaths were a serious setback to a stubborn insurgency that still unleashes attacks daily, more than seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

      Among those arrested, officials said, was Ibrahim al-Zobai, al Qaeda’s “deputy war minister,” who had been in charge of bringing Arab suicide bombers into Iraq since 2004.

      Security forces also captured Ahmed al-Essawi, a religious adviser in ISI, Ali al-Fahdawi, an ISI administrator and Abdul Razaq Albu Essa, the group’s head of media, authorities said.

      General Dhiya Hussein, the head of the Interior Ministry’s counter-terrorism department, said the raids enabled security forces to obtain pictures and learn the real names of al Qaeda’s two top leaders, the men who replaced Masri and Baghdadi.

      “The successful arrest operation connected us to the head of the terrorist organization, Ibrahim Awad al-Samarrai, who was known as Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, and his war minister, Nuaman Salman, who was known as Abu Suleiman before,” Hussein said.

      Many of those arrested were held in U.S. custody at one time but were released as a result of political deals and had gone back to the insurgency, Bolani said.

      “We call on the politicians not to repeat the past mistakes. Don’t let the criminals escape from punishment,” he said.

      Last week Iraqi officials announced the arrests of 12 suspected al Qaeda militants in connection with an Oct. 31 attack on a Baghdad Christian church in which 52 hostages and police were killed. (Editing by Jim Loney and Philippa Fletcher)

      (emphasis mine).

  7. O.K., there is much to agree with you, after all it is a world of politics, isn’t it? That is why we are also involved in Shroud studies, to judge whether the relic wrapped the dead body of the Man who said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

    Your end is of course very different from the place where much blood is being shed, and, one day, when there is peace in the region, you may be able to go there, and then you will understand more deeply what I am saying.

    Take it easy, It doesn’t seem that the West is inclined to let Putin have his way. Hitler began that way.

    1. O.K., there is much to agree with you, after all it is a world of politics, isn’t it? That is why we are also involved in Shroud studies, to judge whether the relic wrapped the dead body of the Man who said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

      Amen.

  8. O.K. You got the point, but since we are still in this somewhat illusory world of material things, we must be aware about the ancient but suffering communities, struggling to survive. One of the following videos shows one of these communities (also in Assad’s Syria) who seem to be singing in Moscow (Putin’s territory)!
    http://www.mashpedia.com/Assyrian_Church_of_the_East

  9. Following the downfall of Hitler at the end of WWII, Roosevelt and other western leaders, saw to it that there was an aggressive peace initiative to train the German people in concepts of democracy and tolerance and wean them away from their ingrained ideas of fascism, nazism and the concept of Fuhrer or one single Nietzschean oberman leader. A similar peace initiative occurred in Japan. Eastern Germany fell under the Soviet sphere of influence and so it took longer there until the Eastern Berliners saw the successful outcome in their western zone and the Wall fell. Today both Germany and Japan are at least virtual if not de facto democracies enjoying high standards of living and relative freedom. Likewise in South Korea. No such follow-up was ever taken in Iraq, nor Afghanistan, and the result is that terror, and corruption survive and reign. There is too much reliance on the military machine, and nothing is really done on assaulting the peace front.

  10. Amen to our risen Savior and Lord! Personally, I’m looking forward to the day He puts down all earthly authority and commences a’reignin’! ;)

  11. The influence was exercised by the three “greats”: Konrad Adenauer (Germany), Robert Schuman (France) and Alcide de Gasperi (Italy), all of them staunch Catholics, but times were different then.
    Hirohito was obliged to sign a document renouncing the bit of “divinity” that was claimed, a royal prerogative.
    What we see here are cultural differences and that is why there is no change in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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