The Shepherd, March 2010
Christ is Risen!
Truly, He is Risen!
THOUGH Thou didst descend into the grave,
O immortal One,
yet didst Thou destroy the power of Hades,
and didst arise as victor, O Christ God,
calling to the myrrh-bearing women, Rejoice,
and giving peace unto Thine Apostles,
O Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen.
Contakion, Plagal of the Fourth Tone, of Pascha
COME, on this auspicious day of the Resurrection,
let us partake of the new fruit of the vine of divine gladness and of the Kingdom of Christ,
praising Him as God unto the ages.
From Ode 8 of the Paschal Canon