It is no accident that the Pascha is the Feast of Feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Queen and Mistress, as the hymns say. Holy Week is observed with great dignity and solemnity, culminating in the explosion of spiritual joy of the Resurrection. The tone and language used in the Paschal hymnography is in stark contrast to that of Holy Week. The content of the Paschal hymns do not ignore the Passion, but show its purpose. Even the hymns of Holy Thursday, Great Friday, and Holy Saturday are not completely devoid of the anticipation and hope of the Resurrection. This is just one hymn which captures this duality:
O my Son and my God, though I am wounded to the core and torn to the heart as I see You dead, yet confident in Your resurrection, I magnify You.
The Mother of God is enduring the worst period of her life, yet has not lost all hope. Her hope is joyously fulfilled three days later, as proclaimed in this hymn:
Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Dance now and be glad, O Zion, and you too rejoice, pure Mother of God, at the arising of your Son.
Diminishing the Resurrection to emphasize the Crucifixion has it backwards. It is emphasizing gloom over joy, darkness over light, death over life. Christ had to suffer and die, of course, so that He could again rise, destroying dead by His death, and allowing mankind to again partake of God.