Sunday, April 20, 2014

Great and Holy Pascha! Christ is Risen!

You went down to the deepest parts of the earth, and you shattered the everlasting bars of those that those that were fettered, O Christ. 

And on the third day, like Jonas from the whale, you arose from the tomb.

Keeping the seals intact, O Christ, you rose from the tomb, you who did not harm the locks of the Virgin’s womb at your birth, and you have opened to us the gates of Paradise.

O my Saviour, the living Victim unsuitable for sacrifice, as God offering yourself willingly to the Father, you raised with yourself all Adam’s race, in rising from the tomb. 

Paschal Canon - Ode 6

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