Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let them that hate him flee from before his face!
A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth for us today:
A new and holy Pascha, mystic Pascha,
An all venerable Pascha,
A Pascha that is Christ the Redeemer,
A spotless Pascha, a great Pascha,
A Pascha of the faithful,
A Pascha that hath opened unto us the gates of Paradise,
A Pascha that doth hollow all the faithful.
As smoke vanisheth so let them vanish as wax melts before the fire!
Come from the vision, O women, bearers of good tidings, and say to Zion, receive from us the tidings of joy of the Resurrection of Christ.
Exult and be glad O Jerusalem, for thou hast seen Christ the King as a Bridegroom come forth from the tomb.
So let sinners perish at the presence of God and let the righteous be glad!
The Myrrhbearing Women at deep dawn drew nigh to the tomb of the Giver of life.
They found an angel sitting upon the stone, and he, addressing them, in this manner did say:
Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Why mourn ye the incorruptible of incorruption?
Go proclaim it unto His disciples!
This is the day which the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad therein!
– Stichera of Pascha