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Christ Our Passover Pascha nostrum

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Daily Office - Daily Morning Prayer - Rite One

In Easter Week, in place of an Invitatory Psalm, the following is sung or said. It may also be used daily until the Day of Pentecost.

Christ Our Passover (Pascha nostrum)

1 Cor. 5:7-8; Rom. 6:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:20-22


Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, *
therefore let us keep the feast,

Not with old leaven,
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; *
death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once; *
but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, *
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ is risen from the dead, *
and become the first fruits of them that slept.

For since by man came death, *
by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die, *
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Then follows:

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.

Or this:

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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