St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Sydney Easter Enactment 2012
Christ is Risen!
+ Deacons start chanting: "Ya kolal-sefof".
+ Sanctuary doors (curtain) closed, lights of the church switched off.
+ Inside Sanctuary, the priest (Rev. Fr. Augustinous Nada) started opening the white linen cloth that has the Icon of Christ From Good Friday's Burial ..
+ Flowers mixed with Holy Spices that was used at the burial are distributed to congregations at the end of liturgy as a blessing.
+ Outside the door of the Sanctuary, a deacon stands with a candle light and starts declaring:
(Christ is risen).
(Truly He is risen).
(Lift up your gates, O rulers, and be raised up, O eternal gates.) X 3
That the King of glory may enter.
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord, the powerful, the strong, the mighty, victorious in battles;
He is the King of glory.