Sunday Morning of the Resurrection




Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever. Amen.

O God,
through the blessings of this holy day,
the Sunday of your glorious resurrection,
grant us secure and peaceful times.
May we join the heavenly hosts in praising you, O God, in the highest heavens,
and on earth may there be peace and blessed hope for all people, now and for ever. Amen.

Peace be with the Church and her children.


Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy towards us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Lord,
may we glorify the day of your glorious resurrection from the dead,
in joyful praise and with spiritual hymns.
Teach us to perform works of justice,
strengthen our hearts in virtue,
and we shall glorify you in purity and holiness
as we praise your Father and your living and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

God arises; his enemies are scattered, and those who hate him flee before him.

Psalm 68: 2-10
God arises; his enemies are scattered
and those who hate him flee before him.

As smoke is driven away, so are they driven;
as wax melts before the fire,
so the wicked perish before God.

But the just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice.

Sing to God, chant praise to his name,
extol him who rides upon the clouds,

Whose name is the Lord;
exult before him.

The father of orphans and the defender of widows
is God in his holy dwelling.

God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth prisoners to prosperity;
only rebels remain in the parched land.

O God, when you went forth at the head of your people,
when you marched through the wilderness,

The earth quaked; it rained from heaven at the presence of God, at the presence of God, the God of Israel, the One of Sinai.

A bountiful rain you showered down,
O God, upon your inheritance;
you restored the land when it languished;

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

God arises; his enemies are scattered, and those who hate him flee before him.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Light from Light, and true God from true God,
according to your will you endured bodily death
and yet remain alive in Spirit.
Through the blessings of this holy day of your
glorious resurrection from the dead,
turn us from the death of sin,
so that we may glorify and praise you, our light and joy, and exalt your Father and your Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

The Light of the just and joy of the upright is Christ Jesus, our Lord, Begotten of the Father, he manifested himself to us.
He came to rescue us from darkness and to fill us with the radiance of his light.

Day is dawning upon us; the power of darkness is fading away.
From the true Light there arises for us the light which illumines our darkened eyes.

His glory shines upon the world and enlightens the very depths of the abyss.
Death is annihilated, night has vanished, and the gates of Sheol are broken.

Creatures lying in darkness from ancient times are clothed in light.
The dead arise from the dust and sing because they have a Savior.

He brings salvation and grants us life.
He ascends to his Father on high.
He will return in glorious splendor and shed his light on those gazing upon him.

Our King comes in majestic glory,
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet him.
Let us find our joy in him, for he has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with his marvelous light.

Let us glorify the majesty of the Son and give thanks to the almighty Father, who,
in an outpouring of love, sent him to us, to fill us with hope and salvation.

When he manifests himself, the saints awaiting him in weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet him with lighted lamps.
The angels and guardians of heaven will rejoice in the glory of the just and upright people of the earth;
together, crowned with victory, they will sing hymns and psalms.
Stand up then and be ready!
Give thanks to our King and Savior, who will come in great glory to gladden us with his marvelous light in his kingdom.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Good Lord,
in your mercy you humbled yourself and willingly
offered yourself to the passion and the cross.

For three days, you were buried in the tomb for all of humanity, and by your glorious resurrection you broke the bonds of death.
Break now the bonds of sin which bind our souls.
Clothe us with incorruptibility
and count us among the children of your marvelous heavenly light.
Then, with the saints to whom you have given life
through your resurrection,
we shall give you glory,
now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm 148

Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights;

Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created;

He established them forever and ever;
he gave them a duty which shall not pass away.

Praise the LORD from the earth;
you sea monsters and all depths;

Fire and hail, snow and mist,
storm winds that fulfill his word;

You mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars;

You wild beasts and all tame animals,
you creeping things and you winged fowl.

Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
the princes and all the judges of the earth,

Young men too, and maidens,
old men and boys,

Praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;

His majesty is above earth and heaven,
and he has lifted up the horn of his people.

Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
from the children of Israel, the people close to him.


Psalm 149: 1-6

Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.

Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.

For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;

Let the high praises of God be in their throats.


Psalm 150

Praise the LORD in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.

Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.

Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.

Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.

Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals.

Let everything that has breath
praise the LORD!


Psalm 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.


Praise, glory and honor to the living Immortal One,
who by his death, gave life to his creatures,
by his resurrection, gave joy to his flock,
and by his rising from the tomb, saved his Church.

He fills the heirs to his paradise with joy and consoles his flock by his appearance among them.
He is the Good Lord to whom is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

O God,
we adore and praise you who formed us and created us in your image.
Only Son, you brought us salvation,
and by your coming favored us with your compassion.
Source of life, we acknowledge your divine gifts
according to your plan of salvation.
In your forgiving mercy, O Immortal God,
you chose to become man for us,
to descend into the realm of the dead,
and to bring them the joy of your vision.
You, whose power awes the nations
and whose command upholds the ends of the earth,
descended into the darkness of the tomb.
You, whose light never fades
and whose voice calls the dead from the tombs,
willed to be buried as a man.
Performing wonders in the realm of the dead,
you freed those held captive,
dispelled the darkness,
and awakened, by your word, the just and the upright
who slept in the sleep of death.
By destroying the enemy,
you established calm and peace in the nether world,
and assembled the nations that they might adore you
and announce your salvation.
In joy they all proclaimed:
“O wondrous deed!”
On Friday, the sword pierced your side;
today, the waters of baptism pour forth.
On Friday, you were crowned with thorns;
today, you crown the Church with immortality.
On Friday, during the crucifixion, darkness covered the earth; today, the work is radiant with the light of your resurrection.

On Friday, the disciples were scattered;
today, the crucifiers are confused.
On Friday, the apostles fled in different directions; today, they are gathered together and given hope.
On Friday, groaning filled the land;
today, the paths of peace are established.
On Friday, tumult reigned on the left;
today, those on the right are clothed with joy.
On Friday, the all-powerful One was nailed to the cross; today, through the resurrection, you raised the dead.
On Friday, the people mocked the Lord;
today, the voice of the Church fills the earth.
Today is a day of joy for the whole world because of your resurrection in hope.
Today the Church celebrates and sings praise.
O Artisan of life,
by your sufferings you saved us from the snares of Satan; give us life through your resurrection.
O skillful One,
by your grace renew our features marred by the corruption of sin and sculpt us in your image.
Remove the weight which oppresses our hearts,
dry our tears,
adorn our bodies with immortality,
clothe us with the raiment of glory,
that we may see you in the light.
We beg you, O true Spouse,
prepare us for the joy of the heavenly kingdom,
along with our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, our teachers and all who have died in the faith;
together we shall glorify you,
now and for ever. Amen.

On this day the women go to the tomb with spices to embalm the living One who went to the land of the dead.

They look and see angels robed in white, one seated near the shroud, the other at his feet.

The One who proclaims life says to them: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is risen, and has covered himself with splendor, glory and majesty.”

“Go and tell the apostles. They will regain courage and strength, and will rejoice. They must go to Galilee to meet him. They will receive power to bring the whole world back to him.”

O Lord our God,
allow us to offer you a fragrant incense,
and to burn a rich perfume to your majesty.
Thus with the angels, who announced it to the holy women, we shall proclaim your resurrection,
and with the apostles rejoice in your victory.
On this holy day, as we commemorate your resurrection, may we, and all who have died in the faith, receive the forgiveness of our sins and the remission of our faults.
To you be glory,
now and for ever. Amen.

Lord, the holy Church that suffered through your death, is now filled with joy and gladness, and sings praise on the day of your resurrection.

Let heaven rejoice, and earth be glad in your spouse, the Church; may her children praise you on the day of your resurrection.

O Jesus, your flock stands at your gate, eats your body, drinks your blood and sings glory to your majesty.

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 2: 22-32
You who are Israelites, hear these words. Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs, which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know. This man,

delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him. But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be held by it. For David says of him: ‘I saw the Lord ever before me, with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed. Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted; my flesh, too, will dwell in hope, because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld, nor will you suffer your holy one to see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ My brothers, one can confidently say to you about the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and his tomb is in our midst to this day. But since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that neither was he abandoned to the netherworld nor did his flesh see corruption. God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses.
A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Matthew 28: 1-9
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.” Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy filled hope to all.
We praise you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord and Creator, King of heaven, God the Father almighty, Lord God, only Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son and Word of the Father,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sin of the world, hear us and receive our prayer.
You are seated in glory at the right hand of your Father, forgive us and have mercy on us;
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
At all times, and all the days of our lives, we worship you and praise your holy and blessed name,
which is and has been from age to age.
Blessed are you, Lord almighty, God of our fathers.
May your name be glorified, praised and exalted for ever.
To you be glory, praise an exaltation, God of all,
Father of truth, with the only Son and the living and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

O God,
you are before all ages and exist from age to age;
you are resplendent and glorified in unsearchable light; through your word, you bring forth light and give us a new day.
O radiant Day and source of all light,
we glorify you, adore you and offer you praise night and day; accept our praise and answer our prayer.
Send us your abundant blessings, through the mercy of your Christ.
To him, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be glory, honor and power,
now and for ever. Amen.