Pascha (hymns)

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Pascha (hymns)


Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombsBestowing life.

Paschal Verse:

(Paslm 67[68]):

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee from before his face!
As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire,
So the sinners will perish before the face of God; but let the righteous be glad.
This is the day which the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Glory to the Father, and the Son. and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen!


Before the dawn,
Mary and the women came and found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
They heard the angelic voice:
“Why do you seek among the dead as a man the One who is Everlasting Light?
Behold the clothes in the grave! Go and proclaim to the world:
The Lord is risen!”
He has slain death, as He is the Son of God, saving the race of men.

Kontakion: (Tone 8)

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal,
Thou didst destroy the power of death!
In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God,
proclaiming “Rejoice” to the myrrhbearing women,
granting peace to Thy apostles, and bestowing
resurrection on the fallen.


(Psalm 117[118])

This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
V: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever!


(Psalm 101[102] and Psalm 32[33])

V: Thou didst arise and have mercy on Zion.
V: The Lord looked down from heaven and saw all the sons of men.

Hymn to the Theotokos

The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace:
Rejoice, O pure Virgin! Again, I say:
Rejoice, your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb!
With Himself He has raised all the dead. Rejoice, O ye people!

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem!
The glory of the Lord has shone on you.
Exult now, and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O pure Theotokos,
in the Resurrection of your Son!