DURING THE DAY
of life and power,
through the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have overcome the old order of sin and death
and have made all things new in him.
May we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
reign with him in glory,
who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive,
one God, now and for ever.
READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS
began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no
partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what
is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the
people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ - he is Lord of
all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee
after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for
God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in
Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a
tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to
appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as
witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the
dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that
he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in
him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
REFRAIN On this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be
glad in it.
thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endures for ever.
Israel now proclaim, "His mercy endures for ever." R
Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
is a sound of exultation and victory in the tents of the
right hand of the Lord has triumphed! the right hand of the Lord
is exalted! the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!" R
shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Lord has punished me sorely, but he did not hand me over to death.
for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them; I will offer
thanks to the Lord.
is the gate of the Lord; he who is righteous may enter." R
will give thanks to you, for you answered me and have become my
salvation. The same stone which the builders rejected has become
the chief cornerstone. R
is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.
this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it. R
PSALM 118:1-2, 14-24
READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS
for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people
most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the
dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death
came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also
come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be
made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ the first
fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes
the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after
he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. For he
must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The
last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:19-26
HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO LUKE
the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb,
taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone
rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not
find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two
men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were
terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to
them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is
not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was
still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to
sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."
Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they
told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary
Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women
with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to
them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up
and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen
cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had
OVER THE GIFTS
our strength and salvation,
receive all we offer you this day,
and grant that we who have confessed your name,
and received new life in baptism,
may live in the joy of the resurrection,
through Jesus Christ the Lord.
bring us to the glory of the resurrection
promised in this Easter sacrament.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.
proper prayers for Holy Week are found with Feasts and Holy Days.