So it is said:
“Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”1
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust,
awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn,
And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits. 2
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 3