Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women with the Noble Joseph - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 2

The Noble Joseph, / when he had taken down Your most pure Body from the tree, / wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spices, / and placed it in a new tomb. / But You rose on the third day, O Lord, / granting the world great mercy.

Troparion — Tone 2

The angel came to the myrrhbearing women at the tomb and said: / Myrrh is meet for the dead; / but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption! / So proclaim: The Lord is risen, / granting the world great mercy!

Kontakion — Tone 2

You commanded the myrrhbearers to rejoice, O Christ! / By Your Resurrection, You stopped the lamentation of Eve, the first mother! / You commanded them to preach to Your apostles*: The Savior is Risen from the tomb!

* Although this passage can also be translated “You commanded Your apostles to preach:” it has been rendered in this manner in order to conform with the Gospel accounts and with the liturgical texts of this feast wherein the Myrrhbearers proclaim the Resurrection to the Apostles, thus earning them the honor of being called the “Apostles to the Apostles.”