"This is the chosen and holy day, first of sabbaths, king and lord of days, the feast of feasts, holy day of holy days.
On this day we bless Christ forevermore."
(Canon of Pascha, Irmos VIII)
Christ is Risen from the dead,
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal,
Thou didst destroy the power of death.
In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God,
proclaiming "Rejoice" to the myrrhbearing women,
granting peace to Thy apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.