Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of Our Lord
The first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulcher. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from Heaven and coming rolled back the stone. And the angel answering, said to the women: fear not you; for I know you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. For he is Risen.
Introit • Ps. 138, 18, 5, 6
I arose, and am still with Thee, alleluia: Thou hast laid Thy hand upon Me, alleluia: Thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 138, 1, 2. Lord, Thou hast proved Me, and known me: Thou hast known My sitting down, and My rising up. Glory be …
O God, Who, this day by Thine only-begotten Son, vanquishing death, hast unlocked for us the gate of eternity, help us to attain the desires to which Thou hast led us by Thine inspiration. Through the same.
Epistle • 1 Cor. 5, 7, 8
Brethren, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are unleavened: for Christ, our pasch is sacrificed. Therefore, let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leave of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Gradual • Ps. 117, 24, 1
This is the day which the Lord hath made: Let us be glad and rejoice therein. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. Alleluia, alleluia. 1 Cor. 5, 7. Christ our pasch is sacrificed.
Gospel • Mark 16, 1-7
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Mark.
[Christ’s resurrection and ascension.]
At that time, Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.
Who saith to them: Be not affrighted; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you.
Offertory • Ps. 75, 9, 10
The earth trembled and was still, when God arose in judgment. Alluluia.
Receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayers of Thy people with the offerings of sacrifices, that the things begun in the paschal mysteries may, by Thy operation, avail us for a healing remedy unto life everlasting. Through our Lord.
Communion • 1 Cor. 5,7,8
Christ, our pasch is immolated, alleluia: therefore let us feast in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia, alleluia.
Pour upon us, O Lord, the spirit of Thy love, to make us of one mind, whom, by Thy tender mercy, Thou hast filed with the paschal sacrament. Through our Lord.