But because she bore such great sorrow, imagine how much greater her joy must have been upon hearing these words:
The angel cried to the Lady full of grace:
Rejoice, rejoice, O Pure Virgin!
Again I say rejoice!
Your Son is risen from His three days in tomb.
With Himself He has raised all the dead.
Rejoice! Rejoice, O ye people!
Shine! Shine! O new Jerusalem!
The glory of the Lord has shone on you.
Exult now, exult and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O Pure Theotokos in the resurrection of your Son!