Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of death! In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming "Rejoice" to the myrrh-bearing women, granting peace to Thine apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.
My husband had to visit a hospitalized parishioner today, so the children and I tagged along and wandered around one of our favorite seaside towns. The children enjoyed looking in the shops, while my favorite part was gazing at the gardens and architecture. I believe that this was the first time that I have seen Lily of the Valley growing. I'd like to add a few plants to my garden this coming year.