Monday of Resurrection Evening




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 Christ,
grant us the joy of the resurrection,
as we raise our hands in supplication,
so that our hearts may pray to you
and we may meditate on your mysteries.
May we be worthy to obtain the blessings of your resurrection and share in your joy for which we hope,
and so praise and glorify you,
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,
grant us, on this joyful memorial of your resurrection, the joy which never ends.
You have called us since the day of your resurrection, saying to your faithful servants:
“Enter into the joy of your Lord.”
Thus we shall glorify you with the angels and the elect in your heavenly kingdom, for ever.

Shout joyfully to God, all you on earth, sing praise
to the glory of his name.

Psalm 66
Shout joyfully to God, all you on earth,
sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.

Say to God, “How tremendous are your deeds!
for your great strength your enemies fawn upon you.

Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
sing praise to your name!”

Come and see the works of God,
his tremendous deeds among men.

He has changed the sea into dry land;
through the river they passed on foot;
therefore let us rejoice in him.

He rules by his might forever;
his eyes watch the nations;
rebels may not exalt themselves.
Bless our God, you peoples,
loudly sound his praise;

He has given life to our souls,

and has not let our feet slip.

For you have tested us, O God!
You have tried us as silver is tried by fire;

You have brought us into a snare;
you laid a heavy burden on our backs.

You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but you have led us out to refreshment.

I will bring holocausts to your house;
to you I will fulfill the vows

Which my lips uttered

and my words promised in my distress.

Holocausts of fatlings I will offer you,
with burnt offerings of rams;
I will sacrifice oxen and goats.

Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare
what he has done for me.

When I appealed to him in words,
praise was on the tip of my tongue.

Were I to cherish wickedness in my heart,
the LORD would not hear;

But God has heard;
he has hearkened to the sound of my prayer.

Blessed be God who refused me not
my prayer of his kindness!

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

Shout joyfully to God, all you on earth, sing praise
to the glory of his name.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Christ,
we thank you for your resurrection
and the glory you obtained.
Your resurrection is the hope of our own

and your glory the image of ours.
You shared your resurrection and glory with us
since you assumed our human nature.
Help us to merit one day that resurrection and that glory, and so praise you in your kingdom, for ever. Amen.

Psalm 141: 1-4
O LORD, to you I call; hasten to me;
hearken to my voice when I call upon you;

Let my prayer come like incense before you;
the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.

O LORD, set a watch before my mouth,
a guard at the door of my lips.

Let not my heart incline to the evil
of engaging in deeds of wickedness

With men who are evildoers;
and let me not partake of their dainties.

Psalm 142
With a loud voice I cry out to the LORD;
with a loud voice I beseech the LORD.

My complaint I pour out before him;
before him I lay bare my distress.

When my spirit is faint within me,
you know my path.

In the way along which I walk
they have hid a trap for me.

I look to the right to see,
but there is no one who pays me heed.

I have lost all means of escape;
there is no one who cares for my life.

I cry out to you, O LORD:
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land
of the living.”

Attend to my cry,
for I am brought low indeed.

Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.

Lead me forth from prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.

The just shall gather around me
when you have been good to me.

Psalm 119: 105-112
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.

I resolve and swear
to keep your just ordinances.

I am very much afflicted;
O LORD, give me life according to your word.

Accept, O LORD, the free homage of my mouth,
and teach me your decrees.

Though constantly I take my life in my hands,
yet I forget not your law.

The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but from your precepts I have not strayed.

Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.

I intend in my heart to fulfill your statutes
always to the letter.

Psalm 117

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. Amen.

Praise, glory and honor to the Living One
who by his death placed within us the hope of eternal life.
He was raised to life and by his resurrection gave us the glory of resurrection.
Through his death and resurrection
he became our image, in his humiliation and in his glory.
To the Good One is due glory an honor this evening,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord,
today we experience the joy of your glorious resurrection and remember your wonderful plan of salvation.
We sing with the prophet, David:
“Praise the Lord with a new hymn.”
Praise him with the angels,
for they have descended to his tomb and announced the good news of his resurrection
just as they descended to the cave and announced the good news of his birth.
Praise him with the women who came to the tomb in the morning with aromatic perfumes,
asking themselves who will roll back the stone so that they might embalm the dead.

The came back from the tomb announcing his resurrection, having seen the stone rolled back and the dead risen.
Praise him with Peter and John who hastened to go to the tomb, they saw the bandages and shroud rolled up and believed in the resurrection of the Lord which they had not seen.
Praise him with the disciples who were gathered together for fear of the Jews.
He appeared among them and gave them his peace,
he showed them his hands and his side,
and he sent them as the Father had sent him.
He breathed on them and said:
“Receive the Holy Spirit,” and they were filled with a great joy.
Praise him with the just ones who are asleep and whom he visited.
He lighted up the dark places of their sleep,
announced the resurrection and salvation to them,
and promised them the resurrection of glory.
Praise him with the whole Church,
who celebrates the resurrection with great joy in her churches and monasteries,
exults at his triumph over death and rejoices in the glory of his resurrection.
May the heavens and the earth praise you, O Christ our God, because you have associated them in your salvation,
so that they may become the new heavens and the new earth, and all that has life and being might praise you,
now and for ever. Amen.

Holy are you, O God, after three days you were raised from the tomb, so that your body might not experience corruption.

Holy are you, O Strong One, you trampled death, crushed Satan and gave life to the children of men.

Holy are you, O Immortal One, you conquered death and raised the dead to eternal life.

O Christ,
console the living and the dead with the hope of the
For without this hope we are the most unhappy of people, but with it, we are filled with joy.

May this hope light up the pathways of our life
and may we go to meet you with our lamps brightly burning, and so enter your kingdom and live with you, for ever. Amen.

Christ was raised from the dead and death no longer has power over him.

Look at my hands and my feet; it is I! A spirit has neither flesh nor bones as you see I have.

Blessed be Christ who has been raised from the dead,
and who gave us life and joy.

A Reading from the First Letter of Peter
1 Peter 1: 10-25
Concerning this salvation, prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and investigated it, investigating the time and circumstances that the Spirit of Christ within them indicated when it testified in advance to the sufferings destined for Christ and the glories to follow them. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you with regard to the things that have now been announced to you by those who preached the good news to you through the holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels longed to look.

Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly, and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Like obedient children, do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance but, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, for it is written, “Be holy because I am holy.” Now if you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious blood of Christ as of a spotless unblemished lamb.
He was known before the foundation of the world but revealed in the final time for you, who through him believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a pure heart. You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God, for: “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the field; the grass withers, and the flower wilts; but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
This is the word that has been proclaimed to you.

O Son, by your resurrection, you saved your Church from error; hear our supplication and have mercy on us.

You reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your Church and keep her children in the light of the cross.

Fear not! He who was raised does not wish you harm; he is the Lord of life and death. Believe in him and you will obtain life and salvation.

O Women, have no fear! It is the angel of the Lord who rolled back the stone. Jesus whom you seek is no longer here; he was raised to life from death.

O Apostles, fear not! He who said that he would rise again, he whom you saw degraded and despised, has risen, he is alive!
Go announce his resurrection to all the world.

Glory to the Father, who through his Son has blessed us; adoration to the Son, who loved us beyond all love;
thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit,
who marked us with the seal of every blessing and love.

Glory, adoration and thanksgiving to the Trinity, one God, for ever.

The Virgin Mary, you Mother and the apostles, prophets and martyrs intercede for us; O God, through their prayers strengthen the weak, comfort the sick, grant pardon to the deceased and forgive the faults of us poor sinners.

Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and your saints, through their prayers grant pardon to us and our deceased.
Through the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy, forgive those who died.

Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit.


Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Holy are you, O God;
Holy are you, O Strong One;
Holy are you, O Immortal One;
have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, forgive us and have mercy on us.
Lord, hear us and have mercy on us.
Lord, accept our worship and our prayers.
Lord, come to our assistance and have mercy on us.

Our Father, who are in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;

your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord
the night and the day are yours;
you uphold the light and the sun.
Through your power you direct the sequence of the seasons.
O Lord,
you have brought the day to its close and called forth the night.
Be for us that great Day that never ends.
In the evening let your light shine in our hearts,
and in the darkness of the night,
enlighten us with the knowledge of your truth.
And so, through all the days of our lives,
we shall praise you, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Let us thank God for all the graces he has bestowed on us this day which has passed in calm and peace.
Let us recall our failings against the commandments of God and the Church in thought, word, deed, or omission.

We ask for God’s pardon as we pray.

“Forgive us, Jesus!”

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.

Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil and lead us not into temptation:
for we call upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope, glory to you for ever.

O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give
you honor.
Let your mercy, kindness, help, grace and divine love be poured abundantly upon us poor sinners,
both in heaven and on the earth
which you have created in your goodness.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.

Peace be with you.
And also with you.

O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have believed in you;
through the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors;
through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, the pastors and doctors of true faith;
through the prayers of N., Pope of Rome, N., our Patriarch, and N., our Bishop,
forgive your people and have mercy on your flock.
May God bless, forgive, sanctify, purify, and keep each of the faithful united with us in this spiritual office.
May mercy and compassion be upon us and all the faithful who dwell here.
May peaceful rest be granted to those who have died in the faith.
May the faithful who live here experience the protection of his victorious cross.
May we and all his servants who adore him with bowed head, receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity:
Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit,
to whom be glory now and for ever.

May God forgive your sins,
pardon your failings,
and deliver you from the power of the enemy.
May he grant you the remission of your offenses.
Go in peace, and pray to Christ for me.