Apolytikia (Second Tone)
When You did descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then did You slay
Hades with the lightening of Your Divinity. And when You did also
raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the power in the
Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to You.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
The noble Joseph, taking Your immaculate body down from the Tree,
and having wrapped it in pure linen and spices, laid it for burial
in a new tomb. But on the third day You did arise, O Lord, granting
great mercy to the world.
Now and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the Angel cry out as he stood by
the grave: Myrrh-oils are meet for the dead, but Christ has proved
to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen,
granting great mercy to the world.
Kontakion (Second Tone)
When You did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers, You did make the
lamentation of Eve the first mother to cease by Your Resurrection, O
Christ God. And You did bid Your Apostles to preach: The Savior is
risen from the grave.
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