Easter Hymn of Exodus 15 (Orhnootyoon)
(Այսօր յարեաւ ի մեռելոց)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Today the immortal and heavenly bridegroom has risen from the dead, good tidings of exultation to you, church, bride from the earth. Praise your God in a voice of delight, O Sion.
Today the ineffable Light from light enlightened your children. Enlighten, Jerusalem! For Christ, your light, has risen. Praise your God in a voice of delight, O Sion.
Today the darkness of ignorance has dispersed by the triple Light and upon you, the light of knowledge has shone, Christ, risen from the dead. Praise your God in a voice of delight, O Sion.
Today is our Passover through the sacrifice of Christ. Having been renewed from the relic of sin, let us celebrate in joy, saying, “Christ is risen from the dead!”
Today the radiant angel descended from heaven and frightened the guards. And the holy women proclaimed, saying, “Christ is risen from the dead!”
Today we are called “New Israel” in Christ; liberated by the blood of the Lamb of God, let us dance with the heavenly ones, saying, “Christ is risen from the dead!”
At the rising of the sun on the first day of the week, the women hastened to the tomb to anoint the incorruptible body.
And they found the stone removed from the doors to the tomb. And they heard the voice of the angel, “Christ has risen and destroyed death.”
And when you met the apostles, Lord, and gave them the life-creating greeting, you sent them out for the salvation of the universe.
Glory to your resurrection, O Lord.
Through the deception of the first-created, we were stripped of the light. But by the resurrection of the Only-begotten, we have put on immortailty. Glory to your resurrection, O Lord.
By the fraud of the wood, we ate death. But as a result of the wood of life, we have all been renewed. Glory to your resurrection, O Lord.
With the oil-bearing women we rise early in the morning to greet you, the living one, O eternal Christ. Receive our praise in place of their incense.
In place of the holy, vigilant angel bearing good news, let us encounter your compassion, in the hope of knowledge, to console and to enlighten our souls.
With them, announcing the good news, let us proclaim your wonders alone. For you rose from the dead, O most powerful, immortal King.
Glorified with the Father through your ineffable essence, you took it upon yourself to suffer in the body for us. With the perpetual blessing of the angels, blessed are you, O Lord.
Consubstantial with the Father and the Holy Spirit, you were crucified and buried for us by the will of the Father. With the perpetual blessing of the angels, blessed are you, O Lord.
You will come again with the glory of the Father, divinely granting resurrection to the universe. By all creatures, eternally blessed are you, O Lord.