Kriste Aghdga (Christ is Risen), Easter chant

The chant kriste aghdga (Christ is Risen) is the most important of the many Easter chants of the Georgian Orthodox Church. It is sung at the All-night vigil mass on the eve of Easter, and then in every service thereafter for 40 days. It is a short text, a joyful text, and thus is sung many times. In village churches throughout Georgia, new variants of this chant were created. Thus, we have inherited more musical variants of this liturgical text than any other.

Read this article to discover much more about this chant.

Because there are so many musical versions of kriste aghdga, we have divided the discussion into sections based on their regional variants.

Jump to Svanetian variants

Jump to West Georgian variants

Jump to East Georgian variants

Jump to Composed variants (20th century)

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