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Adonai has led you into a land flowing with milk and honey,

that the law of Adonai may always be on your lips, 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!





The Lamb’s high Banquet await, in snow white robes of royal state.

And now the Red Sea’s channel past, to Christ, our Love, we sing at last. (R)


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.


Now  Christ, arising from the dead, From conquered hell victorious sped;

He leaves the tyrant holding chains And Paradise for us regains.


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

Those who wish may begin this Psalm remembering their Baptism by signing themselves with water blessed at the Easter Font.

God brought out this people with shouts of rejoicing.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Psalm 113a/114

When Israel came out from Egypt

Jacob’s children from a foreign country

Judah became the holy place for Adonai

Israel became the place where God reigns.


The sea fled at the sight

the Jordan turned back on its course,

the mountains leapt like rams

and the hills like yearling sheep.


Why was it sea, that you fled?

that you turned back, Jordan, on your course?

Mountains, why did you leap like rams

and you hills, like yearling sheep?


Tremble, O Earth, before Adonai,

in the presence of the God of Love,

Who turns the rock into a pool

and flint into a spring of water.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love!

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

God brought out this people with shouts of rejoicing.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


READING         Hebrews 8:1b-3a

We have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices. –



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

Gospel Canticle


Jesus met the women and greeted them.

They came up to him and knelt at his feet, 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

Jesus met the women and greeted them.

They came up to him and knelt at his feet, 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 Father…  


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.