April 2, 2013
He is Risen!
Well the Easter Season has begun. Many may not realize it, but the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, as an event, goes on for four days on the Liturgical Calendar (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). There are assigned readings and prayers for each of the days. There was so much happening when Jesus rose that celebrating just one day doesn’t even begin to cover it. I am posting the propers for the Monday through Wednesday services (which we unfortunately do not have at Lamb of God) so people can read and meditate on them for themselves.
The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Monday
Exodus 15:1-18 or Daniel 12:1c-3
Psalm 100 (antiphon: v. 5)
Acts 10:34-43 or1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Collect of the DayO God, in the paschal feast You restore all creation. Continue to send Your heavenly gifts upon Your people that they may walk in perfect freedom and receive eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Tuesday
Psalm 2 (antiphon: v. 7)
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, through the resurrection of Your Son You have secured peace for our troubled consciences. Grant us this peace evermore that trusting in the merit of Your Son we may come at last to the perfect peace of heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Wednesday
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Psalm 61 (antiphon: vv. 6-7)
Colossians 3:1-7 or 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ, You destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light. Grant that we who have been raised with Him may abide in His presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!