Descent into Hades:
The Harrowing of Hell
Christ is risen from the dead!
Trampling down death by death.
And upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Though Thou didst descend into the grave,
O Immortal One,
yet didst Thou destroy the power of Hades,
and didst arise as Victor
O Christ God,
calling to the myrrh-bearing women, Rejoice!,
and giving peace unto thine Apostles,
O Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen.
In the grave bodily;
in Hades with Thy soul,
though Thou wast God;
in paradise with the thief;
and on the throne
with the Father and the Spirit wast Thou
Who fillest all things, O Christ the Uncircumscribable.