In the darkened Yup'ik (Eskimo) village of Tutalgaq, yards away from the frozen Yukon River, Fr. Stan Hechman of The Russian Orthodox Church started the vigil services with the following greeting, first in Greek, then in Russian, then Yup'ik, and finally in English:
Cristos aneste. Aleqws aneste.
Christos vos kres. Voyestenu vos kres.
Christusaq unguichcuq. Ee,ee, unguichcuq.
Christ is risen. Indeed, he is risen. Let us rejoice, Alleluia, alleluia.READ MORE