Christ has risen from the dead,
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
— Troparion for Pascha
It is manifest, and let none presume to doubt it, that the Savior has raised his own body, and that he is very Son of God, having his being from God as from a Father, whose word and wisdom and whose power he is. He it is who in these latter days assumed a body for the salvation of us all, and taught the world concerning the Father. He it is who has destroyed death and freely graced us all with incorruption through the promise of the resurrection, having raised his own body as its first-fruits, and displayed it by the sign of the cross as the monument to his victory over death and its corruption.
— Saint Athanasius, On the Incarnation, Chapter 5: The Resurrection