The Church of the Holy Ascension
Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church
Старообрадческая Православная Церковь
Tone 4 Stichera to the Resurrection

Bring my soul out of prison, * that I may confess Thy name.

As we constantly worship Thy life-giving Cross O Christ, we also glorify Thy Resurrection on the third day, for thereby Thou hast renewed the corrupted nature of man, O Almighty One, and Thou hast reopened for us the upward path to heaven, since Thou alone art good and lovest mankind.


The righteous shall wait patiently for me, * until Thou shalt reward me.

Thou didst annul the sentence of the tree of disobedience, O Saviour, when Thou wast willingly nailed to the Tree of the Cross, and when Thou didst descend into hell, O Powerful One, as God Thou didst rend asunder the bonds of death, therefore we worship Thy Resurrection from the dead, as we joyfully cry out, Almighty Lord glory to Thee.


Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, * O Lord hear my voice.

The gates of Hades didst Thou shatter O Lord, and by Thy death didst Thou destroy the kingdom of death, and Thou didst free the human race from corruption, granting the world life and incorruption and great mercy.