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Liturgy of the Eucharist

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Great Vigil of Easter

The candles at the Altar may now be lighted from the Paschal Candle.

One of the following Canticles is then sung. Immediately before the Canticle the Celebrant may say to the People:
Alleluia, Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia.

The Canticles

Gloria in excelsis
Te Deum laudamus
Pascha nostrum

The Celebrant then says:
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.


The Celebrant says one of the following collects:
Almighty God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Or this:
O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord's resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Rom. 6:3-11

Alleluia may be sung and repeated.

The following Alleluia melody is traditionally sung three times by the Celebrant or by the Cantor, at successively higher pitches, the Congregation repeating it each time.

Ps. 114, or some other suitable psalm or a hymn may be sung, after which the Alleluia may be repeated.


Matt. 28:1-10

If a sermon or homily was not preached earlier, it follows here.

The Nicene Creed is not used at this service.

The celebration continues with the Prayers of the People.

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord, accept the prayers and offerings of your people. With your help may this Easter mystery of our redemption bring to perfection the saving work you have begun in us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Preface 10 - Easter

The Easter forms of United in one Communion and We beseech thee then, O Lord are said in Eucharistic Prayer I; in Eucharistic Prayer II, the Easter forms of In union with the whole Church and Father, accept this offering are said.

The Easter Dismissal is used through the Day of Pentecost.


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