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VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES

Victimae paschali laudes
Immolent Christiani.
Agnus redemit oves:
Christus innocens Patri
Reconciliavit peccatores
Mors et vita duello
Confixere mirando:
Dux vitae mortuus
Regnat vivus.

Dic nobis Maria
Quid vidisti in via?
Sepulchrum Christi viventis
Et gloriam vidi resurgentis:
Angelicos testes
Sudarium et vestes.
Surrexit Christus spes mea:
Praecedit suos in Galilaeam.
Scimus Christum
Surresisse a mortuis vere:
Tu nobis, victor Rex, miserere.
Amen.

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer sacrifice and praise.
The sheep are ransomed
By the Lamb;
And Christ, the undefiled,
Hath sinners to his Father reconciled.
Death with life contended:
Combat strangely ended!
Life’s own Champion, slain,
Yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary:
Say what thou didst see
Upon the way.
The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!
The angels there attesting;
Shroud with grave-clothes resting.
Christ, my hope, has risen:
He goes before you into Galilee.
That Christ is truly risen
From the dead we know.
Victorious King, thy mercy show!
Amen.

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EASTER SUNDAY, THIRD BIBLE READING (1 CORINTHIANS 5:6b-8)

You must know how even a small amount of yeast is enough to leaven all the dough, so get rid of all the old yeast, and make yourselves into a completely new batch of bread, unleavened as you are meant to be.

Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast, then, by getting rid of all the old yeast of evil and wickedness, having only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 

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EASTER SUNDAY, SECOND BIBLE READING (COLOSSIANS 3:1-4)

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.

Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 

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EASTER SUNDAY, RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 117)

R. This day was made by the Lord:
we rejoice and are glad.

1. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
Let the sons of Israel say:
“His love has no end.” (R.)

2. The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds. (R.)

3. The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.

 

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EASTER SUNDAY, FIRST BIBLE READING (ACTS 10:34a, 37-43)

Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: “You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.

Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.”

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 

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O QUEEN OF HEAVEN, REJOICE! ALLELUIA

THE REGINA CAELI

V. O Queen of heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.
R. For he whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia,
V. Has risen as he said, Alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia,
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia.

Let us pray:
God our Father, you give joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his mother, the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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BRING, ALL YE DEAR-BOUGHT NATIONS (HYMN)

Bring, all ye dear-bought nations, bring
your richest praises to your king,
alleluia, alleluia,
that spotless Lamb, who more than due,
paid for his sheep, and those sheep you.
Alleluia.

That guiltless Son, who bought your peace,
and made his Father’s anger cease,
alleluia, alleluia,
then life and death together fought,
each to a strange extreme were brought.
Alleluia.

Life died, but soon revived again,
and even death by it was slain,
alleluia, alleluia,
say, happy Magdalen, oh say,
what didst thou see there by the way?
Alleluia.

‘I saw the tomb of my dear Lord,
I saw himself and him adored,
alleluia, alleluia,
I saw the napkin and the sheet,
that bound his head and wrapped his feet.’
Alleluia.

‘I heard the angels witness bear,
Jesus is ris’n; he is not here;
alleluia, alleluia,
go, tell his followers they shall see,
thine and their hope in Galilee.’
Alleluia.

We, Lord, with faithful hearts and voice,
on this thy rising day rejoice,
alleluia, alleluia,
O thou, whose power o’ercame the grave,
by grace and love us sinners save.
Alleluia.

 

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