Resurrectional Apolytikion First Tone
The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch over Your pure and sacred body. O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life. Where by all the heavenly powers did proclaim that You are the giver of life. Glory unto our resurrected Christ. Glory unto Your Kingdom. Glory to Your dispensation O You alone who loves all.
Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple
Rejoice, you who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos, for from you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, enlightening those in darkness. Rejoice, also, O righteous Elder, as you receive in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, Who also grants unto us the Resurrection.
Apolytikion of the Church
Today is the beginning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery of the ages. O the Son of God becomes on this day the Virginís Son and Gabriel proclaims this gift from God. Together with him we cry out to the Theotokos singing: Hail to you who are filled with grace. The Lord is with you.
Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One. - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved