Exapostilarion of the 2nd Gospel
he women with the myrrh rejoiced * when they saw that the great stone * had from the tomb been rolled away. * For they had seen a young man sitting within on the right side. * And he addressed them, saying: * “Lo, Christ has risen from the dead. * Go and tell His disciples and Peter too, * to proceed to Galilee on the mountain. * For He will there appear to you * His friends, as He foretold you.
he salutation, “O rejoice,” * prior to Your conception * an Angel to the Virgin brought. * Again, O Christ, an Angel * did from Your tomb roll the stone away. * The one, instead of sorrow, * tokens of joy ineffable; instead of death, the other heralded You * the Giver of life and he magnified You * and told the resurrection to * the women and Your mystics.
Glory. Mode II.
ith their spices did the women who were attendant on Mary go to the tomb. And to one another they wondered how they would obtain what they desired. Then they saw that the stone was rolled back, and a godly young man allaying the turbulence within their souls. For he said, “Jesus the Lord has risen. And therefore unto His disciples and heralds proclaim that they ought to hasten to Galilee; and you will see Him resurrected from the dead as the Giver of life and Lord.”