St. John the Baptist
Romanian Orthodox Church
501 East School St, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Troparion — Tone 4

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. 


Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless One. We venerate Thy Cross, O Christ, and we praise and glorify Thy holy Resurrection; for Thou art our God, and we know no other than Thee; we call on Thy Name. Come, all you faithful, let us venerate Christ’s holy Resurrection. For, behold, through the Cross joy has come into all the world. Let us ever bless the Lord, praising His Resurrection, for by enduring the Cross for us, He has destroyed death by death.


In the tomb with the body, and in Hades with the soul as God, in Paradise with the thief, and on the throne with the Father and the Spirit, wast Thou, O boundless Christ, filling all things.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Bearing life and more fruitful than Paradise, brighter than any royal chamber: Thy tomb, O Christ, is the fountain of our resurrection.

Kontakion - Tone 3


Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of death.

In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming, “Rejoice!” to the myrrhbearing women, granting peace to Thine Apostles, and bestowing resurrec-tion on the fallen.