Tu es Christus

 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Love!

~Thanks be to God!


Who do you say that I am? Alleluia!

~You are the Christ of God, Alleluia!.


Hymn for Saturday Evening

O fire that fuels the stars and suns,

rekindled in our evening flame:

your blinding radiance yet is dimmed

before the One from whom you came.


When out of darkness first you dawned,

you ushered in God’s gifts untold:

on this the eighth, unequaled day,

you blazed where Life lay dead and cold.


For Christ, our light, unquenchable,

death sought to master and defy,

yet from a darkened, empty tomb

Life gave definitive reply.


The universe will not be shamed,

delighting God in endless ways,

for neither human sin nor pride

can silence its unceasing praise. Amen

Text: Aelred-Seton Shanley


Evening Psalm


May the peace of the Risen Christ make us glad, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 121/122

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

“Let us go to God’s House!”

And now our feet are standing

within your gates O Jerusalem!


Jerusalem is built as a city–

Strongly compact.

It is there that the tribes go up,

the tribes of our God.


For Israel’s law it is

there to praise God’s Holy Name.

There were set the thrones of judgment

of the house of David.


For the peace of Jerusalem pray;

“Peace be to your homes!

Safety within your walls!

in every dwelling place, peace!”


For love of my family and friends

I say: “Peace upon you!”

For love of the house of Adonai

I pray for your good.


Glory to the ONE and the WORD

and the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore, Amen.

May the peace of the Risen Christ make us glad, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Reading           Isaiah 50: 7-9a

Adonai Elohim is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
God is near who upholds my right;
if anyone wishes to oppose me,
let us appear together.
Who disputes my right?
Let that man confront me.
See, the Adonai Elohim is my help;
who will prove me wrong?



R. In you, Adonai, I take refuge * let me never be put to shame.    V. In your justice set me free * let me never be put to shame. V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Breath of Love.

Gospel Antiphon

Who do you say that I am? asks Jesus.

You are the Christ, the Son of God!

Canticle from Philippians 2: 6-11 

Though he was in the form of God

Jesus did not  snatch at equality with God.

He emptied himself,

taking the form of  a servant,

being born in the likeness of human beings.


And being found in human form,

he humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death,

even death on a cross.


Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name

that is above every other name.

That at the name of Jesus

every knee should bow

in heaven and on earth and under the earth.


And every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Abba.


Glory to the Abba and to the Word

And to the Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

Who do you say that I am? asks Jesus.

You are the Christ, the Son of God!


Litany of Intercession

Faithful witness, first-born of the dead, you washed away our sins and restored our life,

–  make us always remember your wonderful works.


You call us to be heralds of your good news,
–  make us strong and faithful messengers of your reign.


Prince of peace, send your Spirit on the civic and economic leaders of the world,
–  turn their eyes and their hearts toward the poor and the suffering.


Protect and defend those who are oppressed because of race, class, language or religion,
–  may each person be accorded the rights and dignity of their humanity.


May all who died in your love share in your happiness,
  –  may those who grieve their passing know consolation and peace.


Prayer of Jesus

Using a translation prepared by the Nez Percé Tribe, we pray as Jesus taught his disciples

O Great Spirit, You are our Shepherd Chief in the most high place.

Your home is everywhere, even beyond the stars and moon.

Whatever You want to be done, let it be done everywhere.

Give us Your gift of bread day by day.

Forgive us our wrongs as we forgive those who wrong us.

Take us away from wrong doings. Free us from evil.

For everything belongs to You.  Let Your power and glory shine forever.  Amen.


Closing Prayer & Blessing

Risen Christ, by virtue of your passing over from death to life,

pour your Holy Spirit into our hearts.  Fill us with reverence and awe for you and love, gratitude and care for creation,  and mercy and compassion for our neighbor, for yours is the power and the glory of love, now and forever. ~Amen.


May the Great Spirit + bless us and all of creation.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.    ~Thanks be to God.




Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon.

Marian Antiphon

Mother of mercy, our Queen, we greet you! Our life, our hope, our happiness, we hail you.

We call to you as Eve’s own children, and exiles; To you we lift our heart in sorrow and fear, in this valley of tears.  Turn then, our loving Advocate, and look with favor upon us.  And after our life in exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O gracious, O loving, O Virgin benign, our Mother Mary.


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God;

~ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.  Holy, Mighty and Immortal God, through the working of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mother Mary, as a worthy dwelling for your Word; grant that we, who celebrate her memory each evening, may with the help of her prayers, be freed from ever-present evil, and come to share the fulness of life eternal.   Amen.