Rejoice, O Life-bearing Cross,
invincible victory of piety;
for through thee
hath the gate of paradise been opened,
enlightenment been given to new lands,
the darkness of idolatry been abolished,
the dominion of death been trampled down,
and mortals are upborne to the heavens!
Rejoice, O ye faithful, and be glad,
for the glory of the life-bearing Cross,
the hope of the new martyrs
and of the venerable Herman,
is proclaimed in a new land,
and imparteth to all the faithful
great and rich mercy.
-- from the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska