Easter Hymn: Christós Anésti

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From Easter Sunday till the holy feast of Pentecost, churches of the Eastern rite resound with this hymn:

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν,
θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας,
καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι,
ζωὴν χαρισάμενος!

Transliteration:

Christós anésti ek nekrón,
thanáto thánaton patísas,
ké tís en tís mnímasi,
zoín charisámenos!

English translation:

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!