The Angel Cried - Megalynarion of Pascha


The Megalynarion of Pascha, commonly known as "The Angel Cried", sung by members of the choir of St. Mary Orthodox Church in Central Square, Cambridge, MA in May 2020. During this time of social distancing, we are filled with joy being able to come together virtually to share this with you.

This beloved hymn is sung throughout the celebration of Pascha, for 40 days from the Sunday of Pascha until its leavetaking on the day before the Ascension of our Lord.

The angel cried to the Lady Full of Grace: Rejoice, O Pure Virgin!
Again I say: Rejoice!
Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb!
With Himself He has raised all the dead!
Rejoice, all you people!

Shine! Shine! O New Jerusalem!
The Glory of the Lord has shone on you!
Exalt now and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O Pure Theotokos,
in the Resurrection of your Son!