Apolytikion for Sunday of the Holy Cross
Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross. - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved
Resurrectional Apolytikion Grave Tone
By Your Cross, O Christ our God, You destroyed death. You opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the lament of the Myrrh-bearing women, and You commanded the Apostles to proclaim You are risen, granting the world Your great mercy. - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved
Apolytikion of the Church
Today is the crown of our salvation, and the revelation of the mystery planned from eternity; the Son of God, becomes the Virginís Son, and Gabriel announces the grace. Wherefore, we along with him, to the Theotokos let us cry out: Rejoice, O full of grace, the Lord is with you.
To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!" - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved