Easter Evening

The Resurrection of Christ

      Christ, our paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed, let us therefore celebrate the festival. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
      Almighty God, you have conquered death through your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ and opened to us the grate 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
      Holy God, whose risen Son opened the disciples' hearts to understand the scriptures that told of his death and resurrection: grant us the peace of the living Lord, that our eyes may be opened to recognize him in the breaking of bread, and to follow him wherever he leads; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Be glad in the salvation of God.   Isaiah 25:1-9   25:6-9
      Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.   Psalm 114   alt. "Hymn of the Risen Christ"
      Christ our passover.   1 Corinthians 5:1-13   5:6b-8
      The walk to Emmaus.   Luke 24:13-35   24:13-49
Supplementary readings
      The passover meal.   Exodus 12:1-30   12:1-14
      Buried and raised with Christ.   Romans 6:1-14   6:3-14
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 138
CH 26
CC 121
HTC 364
CC 144
TIS 389
TIS 342
TIS 360
Hymn or Chorus first line
Now the King of glory has come
Jesus my saviour, Oh how I love you
Great and wonderful are your deeds
Jesus stand among us
Hallelujah today!
Hear the bells ringing, they're singing
When I survey the wondrous cross
Light's reddening dawn gleams through the sky
Tunes and sources
The Hymn of the risen Christ
      Christ our passover has been | sacrificed for us:
      so let us cele|brate the feast,
      not with the old leaven of cor|ruption and wickedness:
      but with the unleavened bread of sin|cerity and truth.
      Christ once raised from the dead | dies no more:
      death has no more do|minion over him.
      In dying he died to sin | once for all:
      in living he | lives to God.
      See yourselves therefore as | dead to sin:
      and alive to God in Jesus | Christ our Lord.
      Christ has been | raised from the dead:
      the first fruits of | those who sleep.
      For as by | man came death:
      by man has come also the resurrection | of the dead;
      For as in | Adam all die:
      even so in Christ shall all be | made alive.
      Glo|ry to God:
      Father, Son and | Holy Spirit;
      As in the be|ginning so now:
      and for ever | Amen.

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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