All the righteous who have been swallowed by death have been redeemed.
Because He who was prophesied and proclaimed King of heaven and earth by these righteous and Prophets, had to become the Redeemer of all good and faithful preachers of Him.
Then each of those righteous said: “where is death your sting? Where is death your victory? (1st Corinthians 15, 55)”.
So, He redeemed all of us by overcoming death, and gave victory to everybody.
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou