Posted by: celticanglican | April 7, 2012

Resurrection Day

Readings are from the World English Bible, which is in the public domain. The Psalm is from the 1979 BCP. Please feel free to share your thoughts on any/all of the readings.

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. (Book of Common Prayer, 1979)

Isaiah 25:6-9

 

4 For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall. 5 As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low. 6 In this mountain, Yahweh of Armies will make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines. 7 He will destroy in this mountain the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 8 He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken it. 9 It shall be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”

 

 

 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

 

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *

 

his mercy endures for ever.

 

2 Let Israel now proclaim, *

 

“His mercy endures for ever.”

 

14 The LORD is my strength and my song, *

 

and he has become my salvation.

 

15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *

 

in the tents of the righteous:

 

16 “The right hand of the LORD has triumphed! *

 

the right hand of the LORD is exalted!

 

the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!”

 

17 I shall not die, but live, *

 

and declare the works of the LORD.

 

18 The LORD has punished me sorely, *

 

but he did not hand me over to death.

 

19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *

 

I will enter them;

 

I will offer thanks to the LORD.

 

20 “This is the gate of the LORD; *

 

he who is righteous may enter.”

 

21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *

 

and have become my salvation.

 

22 The same stone which the builders rejected *

 

has become the chief cornerstone.

 

23 This is the LORD’S doing, *

 

and it is marvelous in our eyes.

 

24 On this day the LORD has acted; *

 

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Acts 10:34-43

 

 

 

34 Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I perceive that God doesn’t show favoritism; 35 but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. 36 The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all— 37 you yourselves know what happened, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses of everything he did both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they also killed, hanging him on a tree. 40 God raised him up the third day, and gave him to be revealed, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen before by God, to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.”

 

 

 

Mark 16:1-8

 

1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

5 Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed. 6 He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him! 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.’”

8 They went out, and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had come on them. They said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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