“Христос воскресе! – Christ has risen!” From this nigh’s resurrection service in the Orthodox Uspensky church in Lemberg.
In nineteen-sixteen, when Makovsky painted this picture, there was war, the East and the West clashed on the territory of present-day Ukraine, just like today. In that year, there was a rare occurrence: the Easters of all the Christian denominations of present-day Ukraine coincided with each other, just like in 1942, and today. This night every church of Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv/Lvov is full. The Polish Catholic, Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Russian Orthodox and Armenian Catholic believers celebrate together the resurrection of Christ.