Ευφραινέσθω τά ουράνια, αγαλλιάσθω τά επίγεια, ότι εποίησε κράτος, εν βραχίονι αυτού, ο Κύριος, επάτησε τώ θανάτω τόν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τών νεκρών εγένετο, εκ κοιλίας άδου ερρύσατο ημάς, καί παρέσχε κόσμω τό μέγα έλεος.
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord by His Might, has created a Dominion. He has conquered death by death, and become the first-born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades, and has granted the world great mercy. -Translation by Narthex Press
Apolytikion of the Church
The world has found in you a great champion in time of peril, as you emerged the victor in routing the barbarians. For as you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, in like manner, holy one, great Martyr Demetrios, invoke Christ God for us, that He may grant us His great mercy.
Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen. - Translation by Narthex Press