Easter Monday Matins

Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Holy God, Holy and mighty, Holy immortal one,
Have mercy on us. (3x)
Latin. Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus immortalis,
Miserere nobis.
Greek. Agios o theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos,
Eleison imas.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!.

Pascha nostrum 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,

Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.

The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.

So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ is risen from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

For since by a man came death, *
by a man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die, *
even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!.


Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Praise to God the Father sing, Alleluia.
Praise to God the Son our King, Alleluia.
Praise to God the Spirit be, Alleluia.
Now and through eternity, Alleluia.
Text: Charles Wesley; Melody: Easter Hymn; Midi: Cyberhymnal

Opening Verse
The word is very near to you, it is on your lips and in your heart: the word, that is, of the faith we proclaim. If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. - Romans 10:8-10


The LORD is King;
he has put on splendid apparel; *
     the LORD has put on his apparel
     and girded himself with strength.
He has made the whole world so sure *
     that it cannot be moved;
Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
     you are from everlasting.
The waters have lifted up, O LORD,
     the waters have lifted up their voice; *
     the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the sound of many waters,
     mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
     mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.
Your testimonies are very sure, *
     and holiness adorns your house, O LORD,
     for ever and for evermore.
Sing to the LORD a new song, *
     for he has done marvelous things.
With his right hand and his holy arm *
     has he won for himself the victory.
The LORD has made known his victory; *
     his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel, *
     and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands; *
     lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
Sing to the LORD with the harp, *
     with the harp and the voice of song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn *
     shout with joy before the King, the LORD.
Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, *
     the lands and those who dwell therein.
Let the rivers clap their hands, *
     and let the hills ring out with joy before the LORD,
     when he comes to judge the earth.
In righteousness shall he judge the world *
     and the peoples with equity.

First Reading

Jonah 2:1-9

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,
‘I called to the Lord out of my distress,
   and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
   and you heard my voice.
You cast me into the deep,
   into the heart of the seas,
   and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
   passed over me.
Then I said, “I am driven away
   from your sight;
how shall I look again
   upon your holy temple?”
The waters closed in over me;
   the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped around my head
   at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
   whose bars closed upon me for ever;
yet you brought up my life from the Pit,
   O Lord my God.
As my life was ebbing away,
   I remembered the Lord;
and my prayer came to you,
   into your holy temple.
Those who worship vain idols
   forsake their true loyalty.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
   will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
   Deliverance belongs to the Lord!’

A Song of New Creation
Antiphon I will make a way in the wilderness,
        and rivers in the desert.

'I am the Lord, your Holy One, •
        the Creator of Israel, your king.'
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, •
        a path in the mighty waters,
'Remember not the former things, •
        nor consider the things of old.
'Behold, I am doing a new thing; •
        now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
'I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert, •
        to give drink to my chosen people,
'The people whom I formed for myself, •
        that they might declare my praise.'

Second Reading

Mark 16:1-8

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ 4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.*

Suddenly, Jesus appeared to the women and gave him the greeting; / and they came up and clasped his feet, alleluia.

Suddenly, Jesus appeared to the women and gave him the greeting; / and they came up and clasped his feet, alleluia.

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with awe the Paschal Feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Personal Prayers and Thanksgivings


Let us give praise to Jesus, whom the Father glorified and gave all nations as his inheritance. Let us pray to him:
- Lord, save us by your victory.
Christ, in your victory you smashed down the gates of Hell, wiping out sin and death:
  -  make us victors over sin today. (R.)
You have emptied death of its power and given us new life:
  -  grant that we may live that new life today.(R.)
You bestowed life on the dead and led the whole human race back from death to life:
  -  give eternal life to everyone we encounter.(R.)
You cast the guards of your tomb into confusion but filled your disciples with joy:
  -  give joy in abundance to those who serve you.(R.)

Our Father...

O God, you are forever adding new members to your Church through baptism.
 Grant to your servants that they may hold fast to the holy life
 that they have come to recognise through faith.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
 who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
 God for ever and ever.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

May God, who through the water of baptism has raised us from sin into newness of life, make us holy and worthy to be united with Christ forever.


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