Saturday, April 07, 2007

Great and Holy Saturday
Great and Holy Pascha

Today, hell cries out, groaning,
"I should not have accepted the Man born of Mary,
He came and destroyed my power.
He shattered the gates of brass.
As God, He raised the souls that I had held captive."
Glory to Thy cross and resurrection, O Lord.

Arise, O God, and judge the earth,
For to Thee belong all the nations!

Let God arise! Let His enemies be scattered!

Let those who hate him flee from before His face!

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!