Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday, part 2



(Psalm 97 [98]:1)

Save us, O Son of God, our Savior; Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
V: Sing to the Lord a new song, because He has performed wonders.
P: Alleluia.
V: Glory and honor to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever, Amen.
P: Alleluia.

(Revelation 1:1-8)

The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to Him, to make known to His bondservants what must shortly happen; and He made it known by sending His angel to His bondservant John, who testified to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to everything that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and hears the words of this prophecy and keeps those things which are written in it; for the time is near!

John to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ – the faithful witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth; who loved us and washed us from our sins in His blood, and has made us a kingdom and priests to His God and Father - to Him be glory and power to the ages.

Behold, He is coming with clouds,
And every eye shall see Him - even those who pierced Him,
And all the tribes of the earth shall mourn themselves because of Him.
Yes! Amen.

"I am the Alpha and the O[mega], the beginning and the end," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come - the Almighty!"


(Psalm 117 [118]:24, 16, 19)
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us exult and rejoice in it.
V: The right hand of the Lord has wrought strength; the right hand of the Lord has exalted me.
P: Let us exult...
V: Open the gates of justice to me.
P: Let us exult...

(Acts 2:29-39)
At that time, Peter stood in the midst of the people, and speaking to them, said:
Men brothers, let me speak freely to you about the patriarch David, that he both passed away and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this very day.
Therefore, because he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins one who would sit upon his throne. He, foreseeing this, was speaking about the resurrection of the Christ, for He was neither left behind in the underworld, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of this we are all witnesses.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured this which you both see and hear. For David did not ascend into heaven, but he himself says,
'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."'
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ - this Jesus whom you crucified.
Now when they heard, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, men brothers?"
Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized - each one of you - in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, whomever the Lord our God will call."

(John 20:1-18)
On the first day of the week Mary the Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and said to them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him!"

So Peter and the other disciple went out and were coming to the tomb. The two were running together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb. And he stooped down and saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face-cloth that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came first to the tomb, also went in; and he saw and believed (for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that He must rise from the dead). Then the disciples went away again, each by himself.

But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. Now as she wept, she stooped down and gazed into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "For they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him!" Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away."

Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (that is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not touch me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord, and these things He said to me!"

(Psalm 110 [111]:9)
The Lord has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant for all eternity. Holy and terrible is His name.
P: Alleluia.

(John 1:29; Psalm 106 [107]:2-3)
Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Alleluia.
V: Let those redeemed by the Lord speak; those whom He redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
V: Those gathered from the lands, from the rising of the sun and its setting, from the north and from the sea.
P: Who takes away...
V: Glory to the Father...
P: Who takes away...
Ad Accedentes

(Gaudete Populi)

Rejoice, you peoples, and be glad!
An Angel sat upon the stone of the Lord (cf. Matthew 28:2),
And to you did he proclaim the good news:
Christ arose from the dead -
The Savior of the world;
And filled all with sweetness;
Rejoice, you peoples, and be glad.
V: '
Now his appearance was as lightning,
And his clothing was as snow;
' (Matthew 28:3)
And he said:
P: "Christ arose from the dead..."
V: '
And the women went out of the tomb quickly,
With fear and in great joy,
running to announce to His disciples
' that He rose again (Matthew 28:8).
P: "Christ arose from the dead..."
V: Glory and honor to the Father...
P: Rejoice, you peoples, and be glad!


(Psalm 67:2-4a [68:1-3a]; 117 [118]:24)
Priest: Christ has risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the graves bestowing life. (three times)
R: Christ has risen from the dead...(three times)

P: Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before Him.
R: Christ has risen from the dead...
P: As smoke vanishes, let them vanish, as wax melts from before fire;
R: Christ has risen from the dead...
P: So let the wicked perish from before God, and let the righteous be glad.
R: Christ has risen from the dead...
P: This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
R: Christ has risen from the dead...
P: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
Both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Christ has risen from the dead, trampling down death by death...
R: ...And upon those in the graves bestowing life.
First Antiphon

(Psalm 65 [66]:1-3)
V: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
R: At the prayers of the God-bearer, O Savior, save us.
V: Do make music to His name; give glory to His praise.
R: At the prayers of the God-bearer...
V: Say to God, 'How fearful are your works! Because of your great power your enemies shall play false with you.'
R: At the prayers of the God-bearer...
V: Let all the earth do homage to you and make music to you; let them make music to your name, O Most High."
R: At the prayers of the God-bearer...
Glory to the Father...Both now and ever...
At the prayers of the God-bearer...
Second Antiphon

(Psalm 66:2-4, 8 [67:1-3, 7])
V: May God have compassion to us and bless us, and make His face to upon us and have mercy on us.
R: Save us, Son of God risen from the dead, who sing to you: Alleluia!
V: That we may know your way upon the earth, among all nations your salvation.
R: Save us...
V: Let peoples acknowledge you, O God, let all peoples acknowledge you!
R: Save us...
V: May God bless us, and let all the ends of the earth fear Him.
R: Save us...
Glory to the Father...Both now and ever...
O only-begotten Son and Word of God, who is immortal yet deigned for our salvation to become incarnate of the holy God-bearer and ever-Virgin Mary, without change becoming man. You were crucified, Christ God - trampling down death by death, who are one of the Holy Trinity, together glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Save us!
Third Antiphon

(Psalm 67:2-4a [68:1-3a]; 117 [118]:24, with Christ has risen from the dead)


(Psalm 67:27 [68:28])
Bless God in the assemblies; the Lord from the fountains of Israel.
Save us, Son of God risen from the dead, who sing to you: Alleluia!

Christ has risen from the dead...(Three times)

When those who were with Mary came before the dawn, and found the stone rolled away from the tomb, they heard from the Angel, "He who lives in everlasting light, why do you seek among the dead as a mortal man? Behold the grave clothes! Go and proclaim to the world: 'The Lord has risen! He has put death to death; for He is the Son of God, saving the race of man.'"
Although you descended into the tomb, O Immortal, you destroyed the power of Hades; and you arose as a conqueror, O Christ God, calling to the myrrh-bearing women, "Rejoice!" and giving peace to your Apostles, and offering resurrection to the fallen.
(In place of the Trisagion)

As many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have put on Christ, Alleluia (three times).
Glory to the Father...
Have put on Christ, Alleluia.
As many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have put on Christ, Alleluia.


(Psalm 117 [118]:24, 30)
This is the day that the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
V: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures for ever.

(Acts 1:1-8)
The former account I made, O Theophilos, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many convincing proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. While He was with them, He ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for "the promise of the Father, which you heard about from me. For John certainly baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Therefore, when they had come together, they began to ask Him, saying, "Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" And He said to them, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witness both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth!"

(Psalm 101:13, 19b-20 [102:14, 20b-21])
V: You will arise, Lord, and have compassion on Sion [, for it is the time to have compassion on her - for the time has come].
V: The Lord from heaven looked upon the earth [, to hear the groaning of the prisoners, to loose the sons of the slain].

(John 1:1-17)
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him,
And apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

In Him was life,
And the life was the light of men.
And the light shines on in the darkness,
And the darkness did not overcome it.

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a testimony, to bear witness of the Light, so that all through Him might believe. He was not the Light, but he came to bear witness about the Light.
The true Light which gives light to every man was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him,
And the world did not know Him.
He came to His own,
And His own did not receive Him.
But as many as received Him,
to them He gave power to become offspring of God,
to those who believe in His Name:

Who were born, not of bloods nor of the will of the flesh nor a man's decision but of God.

And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us,
And we saw His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father,
Full of grace and truth.

John bore witness about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.'"

For from His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Receive the Body of Christ; taste from the immortal fount. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
[V: Great is the mystery of your resurrection, O Christ!
R: Receive the Body of Christ...
V: From the supper the Immortal One comes willingly to the passion.
R: Receive the Body of Christ...
V: Then was Hades, who accounted and demanded of souls, embittered at the encounter.
R: Receive the Body of Christ...
V: Then was Mary, who anointed and worshiped God before the tomb, made glad. R: Receive the Body of Christ...
V: "Tell Peter and the other disciples that the Immortal One has risen from the dead!"
R: Receive the Body of Christ...]

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