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"Christ is risen from the dead! Rise with him! Christ is returned again to himself! So you, too, return! Christ is freed from the tomb! Be freed from the bond of sin!"
—St. Gregory Nazianzen, Orations, 45.1
"Praise the Lord who bore the spear and who received the nails in his hands, in his feet. He entered into hell and took its spoils."
—St. Ephrem of Syria, Hymns on the Nativity, 13.30
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