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The Apolytikion (
The apolytikion could be compared in the Western liturgy to the
Your birth, O Christ our God, dawned the light of knowledge upon the earth. For by Your birth
those who adored starswere taught by a starto worship You, the Sun of Justice, and to know You, Orient from on High. O Lord, glory to You.
The apolytikion for the Feast of the
Today is the crowning of our salvation and the manifestation of the Mystery which is from eternity; the Son of God becometh the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announceth the glad tidings of grace: wherefore let us cry out with him to the Mother of God; Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!
The apolytikion of
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!