Sunday Diurnum

The Angelus

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us

Trisagion
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.

Hymn
Refrain: Hail thee, festival day!
Blest day that art hallowed forever;
day wherein Christ arose,
breaking the kingdom of death.


Lo, the fair beauty of earth,
from the death of the winter arising,
every good gift of the year
now with its Master returns. Refrain

He who was nailed to the Cross
is God and the Ruler of all things;
all things created on earth
worship the Maker of all. Refrain

God of all pity and power,
let thy word be assured to the doubted;
light on the third day returns:
rise, Son of God, from the tomb! Refrain

Loosen, O Lord, the enchained,
the spirits imprisoned in darkness;
rescue, recall into life those
who are rushing to death. Refrain

Rise now, O Lord, from the grave
and cast off the shroud that enwrapped thee;
thou art sufficient for us;
darkness and chaos and death
flee from the face of the light. Refrain



TERCE
Antiphon: Christ is risen from the dead and will never die again, alleluia

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."
3
Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, *
     "His mercy endures for ever."
4
Let those who fear the LORD now proclaim, *
     "His mercy endures for ever."
5
I called to the LORD in my distress; *
     the LORD answered by setting me free.
6
The LORD is at my side, therefore I will not fear; *
     what can anyone do to me?
7
The LORD is at my side to help me; *
     I will triumph over those who hate me.
8
It is better to rely on the LORD *
     than to put any trust in flesh.
9
It is better to rely on the LORD *
     than to put any trust in rulers.


Antiphon: Christ is risen from the dead and will never die again, alleluia

Reading
Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; he was buried; and he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures. He appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve. - 1 Cor. 15:3-5

Responsory
This is the day the Lord has made, alleluia.
  -   Let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia.
SEXT
Antiphon: He was handed over to death for our sins; he was raised to life to justify us, alleluia.


Psalm 118:10-18
10
All the ungodly encompass me; *
     in the Name of the LORD I will repel them.
11
They hem me in, they hem me in on every side; *
     in the name of the LORD I will repel them.
12
They swarm about me like bees;
they blaze like a fire of thorns; *
     in the name of the LORD I will repel them.
13
I was pressed so hard that I almost fell, *
     but the LORD came to my help.
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.
Antiphon: He was handed over to death for our sins; he was raised to life to justify us, alleluia.

Reading
God loved us with so much love that he was generous with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life with Christ – it is through grace that you have been saved – and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:4 - 6

Responsory
This is the day the Lord has made, alleluia.
  -   Let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia.
NONES
Antiphon: Since you have been raised to life with Christ, seek the things that are above, alleluia.


Psalm 118:19-29
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.
25
Hosanna, LORD, hosanna! *
     LORD, send us now success.
26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *
     we bless you from the house of the LORD.
27
God is the LORD; he has shined upon us; *
     form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
28
"You are my God, and I will thank you; *
     you are my God, and I will exalt you."
29
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *
     his mercy endures for ever.
Antiphon: Since you have been raised to life with Christ, seek the things that are above, alleluia.

Reading
When we were baptised we went into the tomb with him and joined him in death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too might live a new life. - Romans 6:4

Responsory
This is the day the Lord has made, alleluia.
  -   Let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia.


The Easter Sermon of John Chrysostom
Pastor of Constantinople (~400 AD)

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God?
Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!
Is there anyone who is a grateful servant?
Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!

Are there any weary with fasting?
Let them now receive their wages!
If any have toiled from the first hour,
let them receive their due reward;
If any have come after the third hour,
let him with gratitude join in the Feast!
And he that arrived after the sixth hour,
let him not doubt; for he too shall sustain no loss.
And if any delayed until the ninth hour,
let him not hesitate; but let him come too.
And he who arrived only at the eleventh hour,
let him not be afraid by reason of his delay.

For the Lord is gracious and receives the last even as the first.
He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour,
as well as to him that toiled from the first.
To this one He gives, and upon another He bestows.
He accepts the works as He greets the endeavor.
The deed He honors and the intention He commends.

Let us all enter into the joy of the Lord!
First and last alike receive your reward;
rich and poor, rejoice together!
Sober and slothful, celebrate the day!

You that have kept the fast, and you that have not,
rejoice today for the Table is richly laden!
Feast royally on it, the calf is a fatted one.
Let no one go away hungry. Partake, all, of the cup of faith.
Enjoy all the riches of His goodness!

Let no one grieve at his poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again;
for forgiveness has risen from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free.
He has destroyed it by enduring it.

He destroyed Hades when He descended into it.
He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh.
Isaiah foretold this when he said,
"You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below."

Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with.
It was in an uproar because it is mocked.
It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed.
It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated.
It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive.
Hell took a body, and discovered God.
It took earth, and encountered Heaven.
It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.
O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?

Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!
Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down!
Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is Risen, and life is liberated!
Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead;
for Christ having risen from the dead,
is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

To Him be Glory and Power forever and ever. Amen!


Te Deum Laudamus

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you;
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free
you did not shun the Virgin's womb.
You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God's right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.
 
Collect

O God, through your only-begotten Son who defeated death, you have opened for us today a path to eternal life. Grant that as we celebrate the solemnity of the Lord’s resurrection, we may be renewed by your Spirit and rise again in the light of a new life. 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.

V Let us bless the Lord.
R Thanks be to God.


Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.



 
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