Easter Day C

The resurrection of Christ

      Christ is risen
          He is risen indeed

      This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Luke 24:34, Psalm 118:24
      Almighty God, you have conquered death through your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant us by your grace to set our mind on things above, so that by your continual help our whole life may be transformed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in everlasting glory. Amen. BCP Easter Day.
      Let us pray [that we may know the risen Christ.]
      God our Father, by raising Christ your Son, you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. In our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      God of glory, fill your church with the power that flows from Christ's resurrection, that, in the midst of this sinful world, it may signal the beginning of a renewed humanity, raised to new life with Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God has raised Jesus / New heavens and a new earth.   Acts 10:34-43 / Isaiah 65:17-25  
      The stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.   Psalm 118:19-29   118:1-2, 14-24. alt. "Hymn of the Risen Christ", follow index worship link
      Christ's rule.   1 Corinthians 15:20-28   15:19-26. alt. Acts 10:34-43
      The empty tomb / Christ is risen   John 20:1-10 / Luke 24:1-12   John 20:1-18
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 14
CH 132
CC 20
TIS 232
CH 126
NH 78
CH 26
TIS 288
Hymn or Chorus first line
This is the day the Lord has made
We cry hosanna Lord
In the presence of your people
O the deep deep love of Jesus
Christ the Lord is risen today
Here the bells ringing
Jesus my saviour
Jesus lives and so shall I
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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