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Our God led this people in hope,

while the sea engulfed their foes, alleluia.



 We light the EASTER CANDLE and say or sing:

Christ our Light!

~Thanks be to God!


This is the day Adonai has made, alleluia!

~Let us rejoice and be happy today, alleluia!






That Paschal eve God’s arm was bared, The devastating angel spared:

By strength of hand our hosts went free From Pharaoh’s ruthless tyranny.


O truly worthy Sacrifice, through which the power of hell now dies,

And sets a captive people free, Restoring life and liberty.


To you, once slain, again you live, All glory Love, Your people give;

All glory, as is ever meet, To Abba and the Paraclete.

Text: AD COENAM AGNI PROVIDI (7th century)  tr. J.M. Neale,, alt ; Tune:  PASCHAL LAMB L.M. 


Evening Psalmody


 Alleluia!  Our God is in the heavens;

and answers to no one.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 113b/115

Not to us, Adonai, not to us,

but to your Name give the glory;

because of your love and your truth,

lest the nations say, “Where is their God?”


But our God is in the heavens

and answers to no one.

Their gods are crafted by hand

nothing more than silver or gold.


They have mouths that are mute

and eyes that are blind;

they have ears that are deaf

and noses that cannot smell.


With their hands they cannot feel;

their feet cannot walk.

No sound comes from their throats,

their makers will come to be  like them

and so will all who worship and trust in them.


Let all of Israel trust in Adonai

who is their help and their shield.

Let the house of Aaron trust in Adonai

who is their help and their shield.


All who reverence God, trust in Adonai,

for God is your help and your shield.

God remembers us and will bless us;

will bless the house of Israel

and bless the house of Aaron.


Adonai will bless those who worship

the little no less than the great.

May God bless  and grant you increase,

for you and for all your children.


May you be truly blest by Adonai,

the maker of heaven and earth.

The heavens belong to Adonai

but the Earth is entrusted to us.


The dead do not sing God’s praises

nor those who go down into silence;

but we who live bless Adonai

both now and forever!


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,  

so now and evermore.  Amen

 Alleluia!  Our God is in the heavens;

and answers to no one.  Alleluia, Alleluia!


READING         Hebrews 5:8-10

Although he was Son, Christ learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who listen to him, for he has been declared by God high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.



R.  This is the day Adonai has made * alleluia, alleluia!  V. Let us rejoice and be happy today *alleluia, alleluia!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Canticle


“Children, have you caught anything to eat?”

“Throw your net to the right of the boat and you will make a catch,” Alleluia!

Canticle of Mary

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the One and to the Word

And to the Holy Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

“Children, have you caught anything to eat?”

“Throw your net to the right of the boat and you will make a catch,” Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

By your resurrection, O Love,

you become the firstborn of the dead.

~Help us live the newness of your life.


By your resurrection

you seal the New Covenant.

~Breathe your Spirit into our hearts.


By your resurrection

you overcame hate among people.

~Help us live the new commandment of love.


By your resurrection

you were clothed with immortality.

~Help us put on the New Humanity,

re-created in the justice and holiness of truth.


By your resurrection

you sit at the right hand of Abba.

Help us discover from nature and all that is real

the path to your community of love.


By your resurrection

you restore the universe.

~Restore our communities of faith with your joy

so that our lives may be witnesses of your resurrection.

Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven…


Closing Prayer

We bless and thank you, O Gracious God, for all that you have done in raising Jesus from the dead. You have conquered the power of death and opened to us the way to the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life which your love offers to us and all of your creation.  May the Risen Christ open our eyes and breathe into our hearts that we may know him in the breaking and sharing of bread and follow him in his risen life now and forever.   Amen



May the God of Life who brought Jesus through death to new life+ bless us with Peace and Joy, Alleluia!  ~Amen, Alleluia!


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





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

Regina Caeli laetare, alleluia!

Quia Quem meruisti portare, alleluia!

Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia!

Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia!


Rejoice and be glad or Virgin Mary, Alleluia!

For our Love is truly risen, Alleluia!


Let us pray.

Holy, Immortal and Mighty God, you have brought joy to the world by raising Jesus from the dead. By the prayers of Mary his Mother, and of all the myrr-bearing women,

raise us up with Jesus and bring us to the fullness of life.  We ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Risen Love.  Amen.