VI EASTER Evening Prayer I


Alleluia, Alleluia, 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!



Proclaim the triumph heav’n and earth, For Christ is risen as he said:

The Crucified, the living God, Who dwelt three days among the dead.


He broke apart the gates of hell, Freed waiting Adam from his chain,

And in the radiance of our Christ The face of Moses shone again.


Christ died for us in bitter shame, But now he lives in pow’r and might;

His fire unquenched his vital flame Fills all the world with joy and light.


The Uncreated Abba praise, The living and Unconquered Son,

Who with the Spirit reigns supreme, Triumphant Trinity in One.  Amen.

Text:  Hymnal of Stanbrook Abbey (1971), alt ; Tune: FEAST OF LOVE L.M. Mode VIII  


Evening Psalmody


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          ACTs 2: 42-44

Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed…

“Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs, which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.  This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.  But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be held by it.”



R.  O sing a song that is new * alleluia, alleluia!  V. You are my God, I think you!  My God, I praise you! *alleluia, alleluia!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

New Testament Canticle


Let this same mind be in you

that was also in Jesus Christ, Alleluia!


Lord Jesus!

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 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, t

o the glory of God our Abba.



Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Abba!


Glory to the Abba and the Word

And the Holy Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

Let this same mind be in you

that was also in Jesus Christ, Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

O Risen Love, you appeared first to women and made them the first apostles and evangelists of the Resurrection; ~may the many gifts you have given to women for leadership and service be recognized and affirmed in communities of faith and in civic and economic life.


O Risen Love, you appeared to the disciples huddled in fear and breathed on them the life-force of your loving Spirit; ~may each of us inhale your Spirit, permit It to transform our hearts, and then join you in breathing forgiveness and compassion into this world gasping for life.


O Risen Love, you revealed yourself to dejected and despondent disciples in the simple-yet-sacred act of breaking-and-sharing bread; ~may we recognize the sacred in every part of our lives and the power of your presence in the sharing of all your gifts that nourish and sustain life.


O Risen Love, you revealed yourself to Thomas as the One-Who-Had-Been-Slain, and to Saul as the One-Who-Is-Being-Persecuted; ~may we recognize you in all those who  have been wounded by scapegoating, oppression, marginalization, imprisonment, addictions, depression and disillusionment.


O Risen Love, with every appearance you blessed your disciples deep peace, profound joy, and the end of fear; ~ may our celebration of these great 50 Days of Easter extend these blessings to all our sisters and brothers and all of your beloved creation.



Prayer of Jesus

 O Dear Abba in heaven holy be your name your Kin-dom come, your will be done on Earth as in Heaven.  Give us today our daily bread; forgive us our sins as we forgive those  who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from evil; for the Kin-dom the power and the glory are yours now  and forever.  Amen.


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 recognize him in the wounds of the world, 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, O 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 myrrh-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.