05 May 2014

Troparia of the Resurrection, Tones 1 and 2

from the Octoechos

Tone 1, Troparion
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, and soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world; therefore, the powers of heaven cried out to Thee, O Giver of life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou Who alone lovest mankind.

Tone 1, Kontakion
As God Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, and didst raise up the world with Thyself; human nature hymneth Thee as God, and death hath vanished. Adam exulteth, and Eve, now freed from bonds, rejoiceth, crying aloud. Thou, O Christ, art He Who granteth resurrection unto all.

Tone 1, Theotokion
When Gabriel greeted thee, O Virgin, Rejoice; and at his voice the Master of all became incarnate in thee, the holy ark, as the righteous David said, thou wast shown to be more spacious than the heavens, because thou didst carry thy Creator: Glory to Him Who came to dwell in thee. Glory to Him Who came forth from thee. Glory to Him Who set us free by thy childbirth.

Tone 2, Troparion
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the radiance of Thy Divinity; and when Thou didst raise the dead from the nethermost depths, all the powers of heaven cried out to Thee: O Life-giver, Christ God, glory to Thee.

Tone 2, Kontakion
Thou didst arise from the tomb, O all-powerful Saviour, and Hades was terrified to behold this wonder; and the dead arose, while creation, on seeing it, rejoiceth with Thee; and Adam also is glad, and the world, O my Saviour, singeth Thy praises for ever.

Tone 2, Theotokion
All thy mysteries are beyond comprehension; all are exceedingly glorious, O Mother of God. Sealed in purity and preserved in virginity, thou wast yet known to be a true mother, who gave birth to the true God. Do thou entreat Him that our souls be saved.

Old Orthodox Prayer Book
Second Edition
Russian Orthodox Church of the
Nativity of Christ (Old Rite)
Erie, Pennsylvania