Friday Morning 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 Lord,
allow us to share the joy of the apostles and holy women on this glorious morning when they carried the good news.
Today, let their joy be ours, for in spite of two thousand years this event which we commemorate is always present.
Praise to you living in the glory of the Father and the Spirit, 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 Christ,
may we understand the meaning of your resurrection
so that we may not see in it a purely historical event or only a foundation of our faith,
but a life which we must realize in ourselves every day, a hope which we must draw each moment from our faith, so that our souls may become just by your life,
and our hope may be united to your hope,
and in your kingdom we shall glorify you face to face.
Both here and there we shall praise you with a ceaseless love, for ever. Amen.

Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory.

Psalm 115
Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory
because of your kindness, because of your truth.

Why should the pagans say,
“Where is their God?”

Our God is in heaven;
whatever he wills, he does.

Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of men.

They have mouths but speak not;
they have eyes but see not;

The have ears but hear not;
they have noses but smell not;

They have hands but feel not;
they have feet but walk not;
they utter no sound from their throat.

Their makers shall be like them,
everyone that trusts in them.

The house of Israel trusts in the LORD;
he is their help and their shield.

The house of Aaron trusts in the LORD;
he is their help and their shield.

Those who fear the LORD trust in the LORD;
he is their help and their shield.

The LORD remembers us and will bless us;
he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;

He will bless those who fear the LORD,
both the small and the great.

May the LORD bless you more and more,
both you and your children.

May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

Heaven is the heaven of the LORD,
but the earth he has given to the children of men.

It is not the dead who praise the LORD,
nor those who go down into silence;

But we bless the LORD,
both now and for ever.

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

Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory.

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.
O Christ,
you followed the way of Golgotha to find the lost sheep.
For it you endured terrible sufferings, and tasted the death of the cross.
You thus allowed the sheep to stay at your side in the light of glory.
We are the lost sheep which you have found again after a long period of wandering.
Grant us to live with you according to the new man,
the one you have snatched alive from the tomb,
and to whom you have promised eternal life.
Then, when we stand before you on the day of judgment, we shall enter into the fold of which you are the gate, and join the sheep of which you are the Shepherd,
praising you 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, honor and glory to the Word in whom there is life.
In many ways he poured it over us:
the day he created us in his image in paradise
and on the day when he made of us new creatures on Golgotha.

To the Good One is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.

O Lord,
how marvelous are your works;
you made them all with power and wisdom!
On the first Friday of time, you created man in your image.
You allowed him to enjoy your creation
and took pride in the fact that he was your friend.
You walked with him in the paths of paradise, in the breeze of the evening.
On another Friday you were nailed to a cross between two thieves,
redeeming us by your blood.
On this Friday, the Church celebrates your resurrection, for you shook off the dust of the grave,
adorned yourself with the light of glory,
and became the First-born of those who rest in peace.
Glory to you, O Word, by whom all things were made.
On the first Friday you created man in paradise,
on the second you made of him a new creature by your death and resurrection.
We glorify and praise you, O Creator and Redeemer, for what you have done,
now and for ever. Amen.

Holy are you, O God, you rose from the tomb with glory and power.

Holy are you, O Strong One, First-born of those who sleep and a pledge of life.

Holy are you, O Immortal One, you overcame death and raised from death those who were dead.

The Church and her children sing your praise. Glory and praise to you who gives life to us.

O Lord,
accept the perfume of our supplications
as your accepted the sacrifice of the just and upright.
Through them grant us pardon of sins and remission of faults,
so that we may walk in your way as new creatures,
and praise you, with your Father and your Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.

He became obedient unto death on a cross. For this reason, God has exalted him, and gave him a name which is above any other name.

Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all creatures.

At the name of Jesus, every power kneels in heaven above, on earth, and under the earth. To him be glory, for ever.

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 2: 37-47
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, “What are we to do, my brothers?” Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.” He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day.

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

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 and 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.