Troparion Let us the faithful acclaim and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, and born of the Virgin for our salvation. For He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the flesh, to suffer death and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.
Kontakion You, my Savior, descended to Hades, and as the Almighty, You shattered its gates. With Yourself You, as the Creator, raised the dead and shattered the sting of death, and delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Mankind. And so we cry out: “Save us, O Lord.”
Theotokion Rejoice, O Impassable door of the Lord. Rejoice, O rampart and protection of those who have recourse to you! Rejoice, O tranquil haven and Virgin, who gave birth in the flesh of your Maker and God! Fail not to intercede for those who sing and worship the Child you bore.
Prokeimenon You, O Lord, will guard us and will keep us from this generation, and for ever.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer left a just man (Ps. 12:8,2)
Alleluia: Your mercies, O Lord, I will sing for ever; from generation to generation I will announce Your truth with my mouth.
Verse: For You have said: Mercy shall be built up for ever; in the heavens Your truth shall be prepared. (Ps. 89:2. 3) Alleluia (3)
Communion Verse: Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest. (Ps. 148:1) Alleluia (3)