The Introit

He is risen! Alle- | luia!
Why do you seek the living among the dead? Alle- | luia!
Remember how he told you, Alle- | luia,
that the Son of Man must be crucified and on the third day rise. Alle- | luia!

You have crowned him with glory and | honor.
You have given him dominion over the works | of your hands.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.

He is risen! Alle- | luia!
Why do you seek the living among the dead? Alle- | luia!
Remember how he told you, Alle- | luia,
that the Son of Man must be crucified and on the third day rise. Alle- | luia!

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our 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 forever. Amen

 
I Have Heard Thee with the Hearing of the Ear But Now My Eye Seeth Thee  , 1825-1826, by William Blake, English from the  Philadelphia Museum of Art

I Have Heard Thee with the Hearing of the Ear But Now My Eye Seeth Thee, 1825-1826, by William Blake, English from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Gradual

This is the day that the | LORD has made;*
let us rejoice and be | glad in it.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for | he is good;*
for his steadfast love endures for- | ever!

The First Lesson

Job 19:23-27

“Oh, that my words were written!
Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!
That they were engraved on a rock
With an iron pen and lead, forever!
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

The Epistle

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 
The Resurrection  , 15th Century, Artist Unknown, Spanish from the  Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Resurrection, 15th Century, Artist Unknown, Spanish from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.