Icon of the Resurrection of Christ Our Lord Jesus Christ, as was foretold by the prophets, rose on the third day after his death and burial. The Resurrection of Christ is the meaning, the foundation, and the celebration of the Christian faith. It is the most joyous event for Christians. The holiday of the Resurrection of Christ is the oldest and greatest of all Christian holidays. It is the holiday of holidays and the celebration of celebrations. PASCHA is a Hebrew word and means to come forth and deliverance. The Old Testament Pascha was in remembrance of the coming forth of the Jews from Egypt and deliverance from the agonizing Egyptian slavery. The New Testament Pascha of Christ also celebrates the deliverance from another slavery, the slavery of sins. Translated from the Russian.