Resurrection (Qyamtha)

Jesus defeated the death and resurrected; Women, the first witness; Glorified body of Jesus; Gospel of joy and salvation; festival of eternal peace; Assurance of resurrection of all faithful departed; Reversal of the transgression of the commandment by Adam (the lance of the cherubim was removed); Feast of Feasts; Deeper understanding through Scripture, Icons, and Liturgical prayers/hymns of the importance of the Feast

Teacher Training and Resources

Reference Materials

A reference is a referral to another's text or information and can refer to written sources (books, reports, articles), videos, Internet sites, images, etc. It can also refer to personal communication in the form of letters, e-mails or interviews. A reference is synonymous with a literary citation or citing a source.

The following materials are offered as sources for information and ideas but please remember to properly give credit if material is used in your writing! If you forget to use references, or your references are incomplete, your work can seem like an empty postulation or create suspicions of plagiarism.


  1. "Jonah – Resurrecting The Body and Saving The City", Jonathan Pageau (Orthodox Arts Journal)
  2. "Joining the Whole Church at the Tomb: The Experience of Holy Week", Fr. John Hainsworth (Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America)


  1. The Ladder Episode 2: The Joy of the Resurrection, Fr. Shawn Thomas (Northeast American Diocese)
  2. The Ladder Episode 10: Resurrection, Fr. Shawn Thomas (Northeast American Diocese)



In order to help our children grow in the Orthodox Faith in North America, a decision was made to standardize all materials to the Orthodox Study Bible (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/016/2010, October 28, 2010). Please continue to pray and support the development of a fully approved translation based on the Peshitta, and our textbooks will educate on the various translations and historic development of Scripture.

Liturgical Resources

The Ministry of Liturgical Resource Development (LRD) was created in July of 2015 (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/10/2015, July 24,2015) to promote the translation, versification, and publication of vital English liturgical resources. Today most of our Sacramental offices are available and the "Service Book of the Holy Qurbono" and "Shehimo: Book of Common Prayer" are available in print. Wherever possible references will be made using LRD resources given the easy access to these materials to the faithful in North America.

Full Liturgical Service

Holy Qurbono

Other Hymns

Other Prayers

Promion and Sedro


Patristic Quotes

  • [St. John Chrysostom] "He destroyed Hades when He descended into it. He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh. Isaiah foretold this when he said, "You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below. Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with. It was in an uproar because it is mocked. It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed. It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated. It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive. Hell took a body, and discovered God. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see. O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?"
  • [St. Gregory the Theologian] "Yesterday I was crucified with Christ, today I am glorified with him; yesterday I died with him, today I am made alive with him; yesterday I was buried with him, today I rise with him....let us become like Christ, since Christ also became like us; let us becomes gods because of him, since he also because of us became human."

Other Quotes

Syriac and Greek Words


These icons are either approved for publication or the Curriculum Committee is in the process of gaining approval. If you do not see the icon you'd like to use for your writing, please submit the image to the Committee so that we can do the necessary follow-up.

Resurrection Icon Explained