Easter

The Collect

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect: through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Old Testament Reading

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Isaiah 60: 1-2

New Testament Reading

I am the resurrection and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

John 11: 25

Liturgical Affirmation

Canet tuba, et mortui resurgent incorrupti.

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible.

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