Easter Sunday

Introit

Psalm 138. 18, 5-6

I arose and am still with Thee, alleluia: Thou hast laid Thine hand upon me, alleluia: Thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Lord, Thou has searched me and known Me: Thou knowest my sitting down and my rising up. V. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

O God, who on this day through Thine only-begotten Son hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; do Thou follow with Thine aid the desires which Thou dost put into our minds and by Thy continual help bring the same to good effect. Through the same Lord.

Epistle

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Brethren, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are unleavened: for Christ our Pasch is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Gradual

Psalm 117:24,1

This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it. V. Give praise unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.

Alleluia

1 Corinthians 5:7

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Christ our Pasch is sacrificed.

Gospel

Mark 16:1-7

At that time, Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought sweet spices, that coming they might anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe, and they were astonished. Who saith to them: Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: He is risen, He is not here; behold the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples, and Peter, that He goeth before you into Galilee: there you shall see Him, as He told you.

Offertory

Psalm 75:9-10

The earth trembled and was still when God arose in judgment, alleluia.

Secret

Accept, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy people with the oblation of sacrifice; that what we have begun by these Paschal mysteries, may by Thy operation, profit us for a healing remedy unto everlasting life. Through our Lord.

Communion

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Christ our Pasch is immolated, alleluia: therefore let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Postcommunion

Pour forth upon us, O Lord, the Spirit of Thy love, that by Thy loving kindness Thou mayest make to be of one mind, those whom Thou hast fed with these Paschal sacraments. Through our Lord.