“Hail, festal day, venerable of all ages
By which God conquers hell and holds the stars
Behold, it declares grace for a reborn world
All gifts have returned with their Lord.
For indeed, after hellish sorrows, to the triumphing Christ:
grove with green and buds with flower, everywhere give laud.
The Crucified One was God, behold He reigns over all things,
and all creation offers prayer to its Creator.
O Christ, the salvation of all things,
good Creator and Redeemer, only begotten Son of God the Father.
You Who, seeing mankind to have plunged to the deep,
that you might save man, were also made man.
That Thou, the author of life and the world, might open
the way of death and the grave by giving hope of salvation.”
He is risen–He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Blessed Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord!