…The powers of heaven are united with us in joyful celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. For now the Angels, and the hosts of the Archangels, also keep holiday this day, and stand waiting for the triumphant return fro this earth of Christ Our Lord, Who is King of heaven. And the multitude of the Blessed likewise rejoice, proclaiming the Christ Who was begotten before the day star rose. The earth rejoices, now washed by divine blood. The sea rejoices, honored as it was by His Feet upon its waters. And ever more let each soul rejoice, who is born again of water and the Holy Ghost; and last set free from the ancient curse!
St. Proclus – Patriarch of Constantinople, On the Holy Pasch