IV EASTER Saturday


May 17 — St. Paschal Baylon

Invitation to  Worship

Our Love is truly risen,  Alleluia, Alleluia!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


O Adonai, you search me and you know me-Alleluia

~You know my resting and my rising, Alleluia!


Morning Hymn for Eastertide

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy anthem rise,

And the choirs of heaven chant it in the temple of the skies;

Let the mountains skip with gladness, And the joyful valleys ring,

As “Hosannas in the highest” To our Savior we now bring.


Alleluia! Alleluia! Like the sun from out the wave,

Christ  has risen up in triumph From the darkness of the grave.

He’s the splendor of the nations, And the Life, the Truth, the Way;

Let us sing with jubilation For our Savior rose today!


Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus make us rise

From a life of self-destruction to the life that never dies.

May your glory be our portion, when the days of time are past,

And the dead shall be awakened By the trumpet’s mighty blast.

Text: Edward Caswall (1814-1878), alt; Tune: HOLY ANTHEM 87 87 D  St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889)






Let us sing to your Name, O Most High,

and proclaim your loving kindness when morning dawns. Alleluia!

Psalm 91/92

It is good to give thanks to you, Adonai,

to make music to your name, O Most  High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your truth in the watches of the night,

on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute,

with the murmuring sound of the harp.


Your deeds, Adonai, have made me glad;

for  the work of your hands I shout with joy.

Adonai, how great are your works!

How deep are your designs!

The foolish cannot know this

and the ignorant cannot understand.


Though the wicked seem to spring up like grass

and those who do evil thrive:

their behavior will lead to destruction.

But you, Adonai, are eternal:

Those who oppose your love will perish;

those who do evil will be scattered.


To me you give the strength of an ox;

you anoint me with the purest oil.

My eyes saw the triumph of justice;

my ears heard gladly of the end of oppression.

The just can now flourish like the palm-tree

and grow like a Lebanon cedar.


Planted in the house of Adonai

they will flourish in the courts of our God,

still bearing fruit when they are old

still full of sap and green with life,

to proclaim that Adonai is just.

In God, my Rock, there is no wrong.


Glory to the One and to the Word,

and to the Breath of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen. 

Let us sing to your Name, O Most High,

and proclaim your loving kindness when morning dawns.


READING          I Corinthians 15:3-8

I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at once,
most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
After that he appeared to James, then to all the Apostles.
Last of all, as to one born abnormally, he appeared to me.



R.  Jesus appeared to the disciples and said: *”My peace be with you; alleluia!”  V. As the Abba has sent me, so now I send you *”My peace be with you; alleluia!”   V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.



Canticle of Zachariah


“Master, show us the Abba, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered, “Whoever has seen me has seen my Abba; Alleluia, Alleluia!

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

“Master, show us the Abba, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Abba; Alleluia, Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

O Gentle Shepherd, be our help and support, Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Gentle Shepherd, save the afflicted and give compassion to the lowly, Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


O Gentle Shepherd, lift up those who have fallen and give yourself to the needy; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Gentle Shepherd, send healing to the sick and bring home those who have strayed; Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


O Gentle Shepherd, fill those who are hungry and free those who are prisoners; Kyrie eleison! ~Kyrie eleison!


O Gentle Shepherd, strengthen those who are feeble and console those who grieve; Christe eleison! ~Christe eleison!


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…


Closing Prayer

Good and Gracious God, we bless and thank you for all you have done in raising Jesus from the dead.  As you sent him to bring good news to the poor, he sent his disciples to continue his mission and ministry.  As we celebrate the life and the legends of St. Paschal Baylon, may the Risen Christ deepen our love for the Holy Eucharist which nourishes and enables us to share your unconditional love with all people and all creation both now and forever.  Amen.


May the God of Life and Light who raised Jesus from the dead + bless us and our world with light and peace.  ~Amen.


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!   ~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!