Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Introit, Collects, etc. for Easter


Antiphon for the Psalms at Evensong and Matins
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
148, 149, 150

The Readings
Exo 12:1-15 & Luke 23:50-56

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
O Death I will be thy death Alleluia!* O Grave I will be thy destruction Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Vigil Communion

The Readings
Gen 1:1-2:2, Gen 5:32-8:21, Gen 22:1-19, Exo 14:24-15:1 Isa. 55:1-11, Baruch 3:9-38, Ezek 37:1-14, Isa 4:1-6, Exo 12:1-11 Jonah 3:1-10, Deut 31:22-30, & Dan 3:1-24

The Epistle Col 3:1-4

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

The Gospel  Matt 28:1-7

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

The Psalms Appointed
2, 57, & 111

The Readings
Isa 5:9-16 & Luke 24:1-12

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher Alleluia!* and they found the stone rolled away Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.

CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us : therefore let us keep the feast, 
    Not with [the]* old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness : but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7.

CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more : death hath no more dominion over him.
    For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 
    Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin : but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9.

CHRIST is risen from the dead : and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
    For since by man came death : by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
    For as in Adam all die : even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the holy Ghost;
    As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

First Communion

 If in any Church the Holy Communion be twice celebrated on Easter-day, the following Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may be used at the first Communion.

The Introit Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine.

PRESERVE me, O God; * for in thee have I put my trust.
    2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the L
ORD, * Thou art my God; I have no good like unto thee.
    3 All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, * and upon such as excel in virtue.
    4 But they that run after another god * shall have great trouble.
    5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, * neither make mention of their names within my lips.
    6 The LORD himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; * thou shalt maintain my lot.
    7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground; * yea, I have a goodly heritage.
    8 I will thank the LORD for giving me warning; * my reins also chasten me in the night season.
  9 I have set the LORD alway before me; * for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.
    10 Wherefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: * my flesh also shall rest in hope.
    11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell; * neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
    12 Thou shalt show me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, * and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

The Collect.

OGOD, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy; Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. v. 6.

KNOW ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 1.

WHEN the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw, a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.

Principal Communion

The Introit
The Introit shall be sung with the antiphon appointed for Easter Week

Psalm 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! * many are they that rise against me.
    2 Many one there be that say of my soul, * There is no help for him in his God.
    3 But thou, O L
ORD, art my defender; * thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
    4 I did call upon the L
ORD with my voice, * and he heard me out of his holy hill.
    5 I laid me down and slept, and rose up again; * for the L
ORD sustained me.
    6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people, * that have set themselves against me round about.
    7 Up, L
ORD, and help me, O my God, * for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheekbone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
    8 Salvation belongeth unto the L
ORD; * and thy blessing is upon thy people. 

Or this

Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE God in his sanctuary: * praise him in the firmament of his power.
    2 Praise him in his noble acts: * praise him according to his excellent greatness.
    3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: * praise him upon the lute and harp.
    4 Praise him in the timbrels and dances: * praise him upon the strings and pipe.
    5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: * praise him upon the loud cymbals.
    6 Let every thing that hath breath * praise the L
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.

 This Collect is to be said daily throughout Easter Week.

The Epistle. Col. iii. 1.

IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

The Gradual Ps 118:22-25

    22 The same stone which the builders refused, * is become the head-stone in the corner.
    23 This is the L
ORD’S doing, * and it is marvellous in our eyes.
    24 This is the day which the L
ORD hath made; * we will rejoice and be glad in it.
    25 Help me now, O L
ORD: * O LORD, send us now prosperity.

The Alleluia

Alleluia! Alleluia! Help us now, O Lord: * O Lord, send us now prosperity. Alleluia!

The Gospel. St. John xx. 1.

THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together. in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
113, 116, & 117

The Readings
Exo 15:1-21 & Matt 28:1-10, 16-20

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

Behold, two men stood by them in shining garments Alleluia!* and they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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