I would suggest the hymns from the services of the Office like: "O Joyful Light" and "Glory to God in the Highest", the Scriptural Canticles, and the Resurrectional Stichera, Aposticha, and Troparia from Sunday Vespers and Orthros, these are all Christological and cetainly the most ancient hymns the Byzantine Churches possess.
Here are someof the the sixth set (there are eight) of Resurrectional Hymns: Stichera for the Lamp-lighting Psalms:Bring my soul out of prison that I may give thanks to your name.
Triumphant over Hades, O Christ, you ascended upon the cross to raise up with yourself those dwelling in the darkness of death. Free from among the dead, you pour forth life from your own light. Almighty Savior, have mercy on us.The righteous will surround me; for you will deal bountifully with me.
Today, Christ, having trampled upon death, according to his word, rose up bestowing joy upon the world, so that all of us shouting this hymn might say: O Fount of life, light that no person may approach, O almighty Savior, have mercy on us.Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord. Lord, hear my voice.
Where shall we sinners fly from you, O Lord, who are everywhere in creation? Into heaven? Your abode is there. Into hell? You have trampled upon death. Into the uttermost parts of the sea? Your hand reaches there, O Master. We run to you and falling before you we pray: You, who rose from the dead, have mercy on us.Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
We exult in your cross, O Christ, and we praise and glorify your resurrection. You are indeed our God; we know no other Lord but you.If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you.
Ever blessing the Lord, we praise his resurrection. For by enduring the cross, he destroyed death by death.For your name’s sake I have waited for you, O Lord; my soul waits for your word. My soul has trusted in the Lord.
Glory be to your might, O Lord, for you have destroyed the power of death, and you have renewed us through your cross, bestowing on us life and incorruption.From the morning watch 'til night from the morning watch let Israel trust in the Lord.
Your burial, O Christ, burst asunder the bonds of Hades; your resurrection from the dead gave light to the world. To you, O Lord, be glory.Resurrectional Aposticha
Angels in heaven sing the praises of your resurrection, Christ our Savior. Grant that we too on earth may with pure hearts glorify you.The Lord reigns; he has clothed himself with honor; the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength.
After smashing the gates of brass and breaking the bolts and bars of Hades, you, almighty God, raised up fallen mankind. Therefore, with one accord, we cry: O Lord, risen from the dead, Glory to you.For he has established the world, and it shall not be moved.
Wishing to lift us out of the ancient corruption, Christ was nailed upon the cross and laid in the tomb. In tears the women bearing myrrh searched for him and said lamenting: Woe to us! O Savior of all, how did you consent to stay in a tomb? And as you stayed there willingly, how were you stolen? How were you moved? What place now hides your life‑giving body? O Master, appear to us as you have promised, and dry up the fountain of our tears. Thereupon as they wept, an angel came to them and cried: Cease your weeping and tell the apostles that the Lord is risen, granting the world forgiveness and great mercy.Holiness becomes your house, O Lord, for length of days.
Crucified according to your will and despoiling death by your entombment, O Christ, you rose in glory on the third day as God, granting the world life everlasting and great mercy.Resurrectional Troparion
The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, and those guarding it became as dead. Mary stood at your grave seeking your pure body. You stripped the power of Hades, yet remained untouched by its corruption. You met the Virgin and bestowed life. O Lord, who rose from the dead, glory to you.Stichera at the Praise PsalmsTo execute upon them a written judgment: this honor have all his saints.
Your cross, O Lord, is the life and resurrection for your people; and assured of this, we sing to you our risen God: Have mercy upon us.Praise him in his saints. Praise him in the firmament of his power.
Your burial, O Master, opened paradise to the human race, and we, delivered from corruption, sing to you our risen God: Have mercy upon us.Praise him for his might acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Let us praise Christ with the Father and the Spirit. Let us cry aloud to him from the dead: You are our life and resurrection. Have mercy upon us.Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with psaltery and harp.
On the third day, O Christ, you rose from the tomb as it was written, having raised our forefather with you. Therefore all people glorify you and praise your resurrection.Praise him with the timbrel and dance; praise him with the stringed instruments and organ.
O Lord, great and awesome is the mystery of your resurrection. For you have come forth from the tomb as a bridegroom from his chamber, destroying death by death that Adam might be set free. Therefore, the angels in heaven rejoice and people on earth glorify the compassion that you have shown towards us, O loving God.Praise him upon well‑tuned cymbals; praise him upon loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
O wicked Jews, where are the seals and the pieces of silver that you gave to the guards? The treasure was not stolen, but rose up according to his power. You were put to shame by denying Christ, the Lord of glory, who suffered and was buried and rose from the dead. Him let us worship.Arise, O Lord my God, lift up your hand; forget not your poor forever.
How were you robbed, O Jews, when the tomb was sealed and you had placed the guards and seals on it? Though the doors were closed, the king came out. Now either show him as dead or worship him with us as God and say: Glory to your cross and resurrection.I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will speak of all your marvelous works.
The myrrh‑bearing women came in tears to your life‑bearing tomb, O Lord, and carried with them spices with which to anoint your all pure body. But they found an angel seated on the stone who called out to them and said; Why do you weep for him from whose side flows life to the world? Why do you seek him who is immortal as dead in the tomb? Go rather and announce to his disciples the good tidings of his resurrection, the joy of all the world. Having also enlightened us by it, O Savior, grant us forgiveness and great mercy.
The other set can be found at:http://www.goarch.org/chapel/liturgical_texts/vespershttp://www.goarch.org/chapel/liturgical_texts/sundayorthros
Fr. Deacon Lance (Byzantine Catholic deacon with Presbyterian wife)