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He gave them the water of wisdom to drink;

it will be made strong in them and will not be moved;

it will raise them up for ever, 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 we 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)


Upon the altar for the Cross His Body has redeemed our  loss;

And tasting of his life-red Blood We live as one with Him in God.


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

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


Creation’s Author, now we pray, Fulfill in us your joy today;

When death assails, grant, Lord, that  we May  share  your Paschal victory.


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


Evening Psalmody

Antiphon (Old Roman Chant)

 Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Psalm 110/111

I will thank Adonai with all my heart

wherever the just meet or assemble.

Great are your works O my God;

a delight to explore and ponder.


Your creation is majestic and glorious

Your justice remains forever.

Who can forget your wonders!

filled with compassion and love!


You give food  to all the faithful,

ever-mindful of your sacred covenant.

You revealed your strength to this people

by giving them land among the nations.


You rule with justice and truth;

Your decrees are helpful and certain; 

each law reveals you can be trusted

and can be lived with faith and assurance.


Adonai has delivered this people

and established a covenant for ever.

Your holy Name fills us with awe!


Reverence for the Holy One is the beginning of wisdom,

wise are those who know how to live it!

Praise Adonai forever!


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen.

 Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!


READING         I Peter 2:4-5

Come to the Lord a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.



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


“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?”

“If you, Sir,  have moved him, tell me where, and I will take him.”

“Miriam!”  “Rabbouni!”  Alleluia, 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

“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?”

“If you, Sir,  have moved him, tell me where, and I will take him.”

“Miriam!”  “Rabbouni!”  Alleluia, 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.