Easter Sunday A Sacred Pascha.. The Stichera of Pascha-First Plagal Mode Chanted by"Choir of Vatopaidi Monastery, Mount Athos. ΑΓΙΟΝ ΠΑΣΧΑ Πάσχα ιερόν.. Τά Στιχηρά τού Πάσχα,Ηχος πλάγιος τού α΄ Ψάλλει Χορός Βατοπαιδινών Πατέρων ΑΓΙΟΝ ΟΡΟΣ.
TEXT IN ENGLISH:
Verse:Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Him flee before His face, A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today; a new and holy Pascha,a mystic Pascha,an all-venerable Pascha,a Pascha that is Christ the Redeemer; a spotless Pascha,a great Pascha, a Pascha of the faithful, a Pascha that hath opened unto us the gates of Paradise, a Pascha that doth hallow all the faithful. Verse:As smoke vanisheth,so let them vanish: as wax melteth before the fire. Come from that scene,O women,bearers of good tidings, and say to Sion: Receive from us the tidings of joy, of the Resurrection of Christ. Exult,dance,and be glad,O Jerusalem. for thou hast seen Christ the King as a bridegroom come forth from the tomb. Verse:So let sinners perish at the presence of God, and let the righteous be glad. The myrrh-bearing women at deep dawn drew nigh to the tomb of the Giver of life;they found an Angel sitting upon the stone, and he, addressing them,in this manner say's: Why seek ye the Living among the dead? Why mourn ye the Incorruptible amid corruption? Go, proclaim it unto His disciples. Verse:This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad therein. Pascha of delight,Pascha,the Lord's Pascha,an all-venerable Pascha hath dawned for us,a Pascha whereon let us embrace one another with joy. O Pascha,ransom from sorrow! Today Christ hath shone forth from the tomb as from a bridal chamber,and hath filled the women with joy, saying; "Proclaim it unto the Apostles".