Sunday Troparia and Kontakia (hymns form the Octoechos)

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Sunday Troparia and Kontakia (FROM THE OCTOECHOS)

Tone 1


When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body;
Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.
The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!
Glory to Thy Kingdom! Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest mankind.


As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory, raising the world with Thyself,
Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished!
Adam exults, O Master! Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee:
Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!


Let Your mercy, O Lord, come upon us / as we have set our hope on Thee.
V: Exult in the Lord, O You righteous. Praise befits the just.

ALLELUIA (Psalm 17)

V: God will give me vengeance, who has subjected peoples under me.
V: He magnifies the salvation of His king, and shows mercy to His Christ, to
David, and to his seed, forever.

Tone 2


When Thou didst descend to death, O Life Immortal,
Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead!
And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead,
all the powers of heaven cried out:
O Giver of Life! Christ our God! Glory to Thee!


Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior,
seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! The dead arose!
Creation with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! And the world,
O my Savior, praises Thee forever.


The Lord is my strength and my song; / and He has become my salvation.
V: Instructing, the Lord has instructed me, yet he has not given me over to

ALLELUIA (Psalm 19)

V: May the Lord listen to you on the day of affliction ; may the Name of the
God of Jacob protect you.
V: O Lord: save the king, and listen to us on the day we call upon You.

Tone 3


Let the heavens rejoice! Let the earth be glad!
For the Lord has shown strength with His arm!
He has trampled down death by death! He has become the first-born of the dead!
He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted the world great mercy!


On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One,
leading us from the gates of death.
On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices;
with the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy power!


Sing praises to our God,Sing praises. / Sing praises to our King, Sing praises.
V: Clap your hands, all nation. With a voice of exultation, shout to the Lord.

ALLELUIA (Psalm 30)

V: On You, O Lord, have I hope, that I may not be put to shame forever.
V: Be to me a protecting God, and a house of refuge to save me

Tone 4


When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel the joyous message of Thy resurrection;
they cast away the ancestral curse and elatedly told the apostles:
Death is overthrown! Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy.


My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earth born from their chains.
He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master,
He has risen on the third day!

PROKEIMENON  (Psalm 10)3

How magnified have been your works, O Lord; / in wisdom have You made them all.
V: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, You have been greatly magnified.

ALLELUIA (Psalm 44)

V: Spread out, prosper, and reign, because of truth, meekness, and righteousness.
V: You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity.

Tone 5


Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word,
co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born for our salvation from the Virgin;
for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh,
to endure death, and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.


Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior,
shattering its gates as Almighty;
resurrecting the dead as Creator, and destroying the sting of death.
Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man,
and we all cry to Thee: O Lord, save us!


You, O Lord, shall guard us, and preserve us, / from this generation, and unto the age to come.
V: Save me, O Lord, for the holy one has been lacking.

ALLELUIA (Psalm 88)

V: Of Your mercies, O Lord, shall I sing forever ; from generation to generation I shall make known Your truth in my mouth.
V: You have said: “Mercy shall be built up forever,.” In the heavens, shall Your truth be prepared.

Tone 6


The angelic powers were at Thy tomb;
the guards became as dead men.
Mary stood by Thy grave, seeking Thy most pure Body.
Thou didst capture hell, not being tempted by it.
Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life.
O Lord who didst rise from the dead: glory to Thee!


When Christ God, the Giver of Life,
raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand,
He bestowed resurrection on the human race.
He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.


O Lord : save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance.
V: To You, O Lord, have I cried out ; O my God, be not silent to me.


V: The one who dwells in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter f the God of heaven.
V: He shall say to the LORD : “You are my support and my refuge, O my od.” I shall put my hope in Him.

Tone 7


By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death!
To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise!
For the myrrh bearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy!
And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God,
to proclaim that Thou art risen, granting the world great mercy!


The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,
for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers!
Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry:
The Savior has come to those in faith! Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!


The Lord shall give strength to his people. / The Lord shall bless His
people in peace.
V: Bring to the Lord, you sons of God, bring to the Lord the offspring of


V: It is good to confess the Lord, and chant to Your name, O Most High.
V: To announce Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth in the night.

Tone 8


Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One!
Thou didst accept the three-day burial to free us from our sufferings! O Lord,
our Life and Resurrection: glory to Thee!


By rising from the tomb,
Thou didst raise the dead and resurrect Adam.
Eve exults in Thy Resurrection, and the world celebrates Thy Rising from the dead,
O greatly Merciful One!


Make your vows, and repay them, / to the Lord our God.
V: God is known in Judæa ; in Israel, great is His Name.

ALLELUIA (Psalm 94)

V: O come, let us exult in the LORD ; let us raise a shout of joy to God, our Saviour.
V: Let us go before His face and confess Him, and with psalms let us raise a shout of joy to Him.