Christ Our Passover – Pascha Nostrum

April 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; * therefore let us keep the feast,

Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; * death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once; * but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, * but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ is risen from the dead, * and become the first fruits of them that slept.

For since by man came death, * by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die, * even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

Collect for Easter

April 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Almighty God,who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires,so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God,world without end. Amen.

Collect for Easter Even (Saturday) – 1928 Book of Common Prayer

April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

GRANT,O Lord,that as we are baptized into the death of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him; and that through the grave, and gate of death,we may pass to our joyful resurrection; for his merits, who died, and was buried,and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Collect for Holy Saturday – 1979 Book of Common Prayer

April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucifed body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Collect for Good Friday

April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen

Collect for Maundy Thursday in Holy Week

April 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Collect for Wednesday in Holy Week

April 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Give us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen