Where does the phrase “He is risen. He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!” come from?
The angels proclaimed the Easter greeting to the women who arrived at Jesus’ tomb (Matt. 28:6). The women were sent by the angels to speak the words to the disciples (Luke 24:9). The disciples also began to speak these words to one another (Luke 24:34). The followers of Jesus continue to this day to speak the Easter greeting, which is more than a report. It’s a proclamation of the Gospel. It proclaims the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation to all who are condemned by sin and death. In this way, we participate in that first announcement of Easter. We proclaim one to another that death has been swallowed up by the death of Jesus, and we shall live forever because Jesus is risen. ” ~~ Taken from The Lutheran Witness Magazine