Artwork by Mike Van
Links to the Trinity Cathedral & the Washington National Cathedral Easter Services:
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
The Collect of the Day
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus
Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of
everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the
day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death
of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-17, 22-24
The Second Lesson: Colossians 3:1-4
The Gospel: John 20:1-18
The password is: g2#07dK!
The Prayers of the People
Christ has burst through the tomb of death, victorious over its power, revealing the triumph of light over every darkness. In thanksgiving, we offer our prayers, responding, “Hear us, O risen Christ.”
In thanksgiving for the resurrection of Jesus, who empties our spiritual tombs and reveals the way to abundant life; let us pray. Hear us, O risen Christ.
For the leaders of the nations, our President, that they may guide the world to a greater fulfillment of its quest for freedom, justice, and peace; let us pray. Hear us, O risen Christ.
For the innocent in troubled places and wherever strife stifles harmony, that the actions of the global community may free all who are suffering or imprisoned unjustly; let us pray. Hear us, O risen Christ.
For the Church, for the bishops throughout our Anglican Communion, and especially our Presiding Bishop, and Bishop of our diocese; and for each of us, that we may embrace the mystery of the Pascha, and give witness to the living Christ in our midst; let us pray. Hear us, O risen Christ.
In thanksgiving for the faithful departed, those who have left us an inheritance of God’s blessings, and who now join in the chorus of angels and the saints in paradise; let us pray. Hear us, O risen Christ.
In thanksgiving for all who have gathered here today to share in this Holy Eucharist, that we may each be changed by the message of new life, and the Food of eternal hope, growing richly and fully into the forgiving compassion of Jesus; let us pray.Hear us, O risen Christ.
Christ, Morning Star, shine in us and through us as we continue our prayer.
The people are invited to add their prayers, petitions and thanksgivings. Let us pray. Christ, have mercy.
Let us join together in a prayer for this time of transition:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Blessing Over the People
May Almighty God, who has redeemed us and made us his children through the resurrection of his Son our Lord, bestow upon you the riches of his blessing. Amen.
May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make you holy and worthy to be united with Christ for ever. Amen.
May God who has brought us out of bondage into sin into true and lasting freedom in the Redeemer, bring you to your eternal inheritance. Amen.
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you for ever. Amen.
Concluding Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today