Easter Tuesday 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.


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

1
Happy are they whose way is blameless, *
     who walk in the law of the LORD!
2
Happy are they who observe his decrees *
     and seek him with all their hearts!
3
Who never do any wrong, *
     but always walk in his ways.
4
You laid down your commandments, *
     that we should fully keep them.
5
Oh, that my ways were made so direct *
     that I might keep your statutes!
6
Then I should not be put to shame, *
     when I regard all your commandments.
7
I will thank you with an unfeigned heart, *
     when I have learned your righteous judgments.
8
I will keep your statutes; *
     do not utterly forsake me.


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

Reading
This is the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone. For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved. - Acts 4:11 - 12

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

1
Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
     I have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord,
     my good above all other."
2
All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
     upon those who are noble among the people.
3
But those who run after other gods *
     shall have their troubles multiplied.
4
Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
     nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.
5
O LORD, you are my portion and my cup; *
     it is you who uphold my lot.
6
My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
     indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
7
I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel; *
     my heart teaches me, night after night.
8
I have set the LORD always before me; *
     because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.
9
My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
     my body also shall rest in hope.
10
For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
     nor let your holy one see the Pit.
11
You will show me the path of life; *
     in your presence there is fullness of joy,
     and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Antiphon: He was handed over to death for our sins; he was raised to life to justify us, alleluia.

Reading
Now you are saved by baptism. This is not the washing off of physical dirt but a pledge made to God from a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has entered heaven and is at Godís right hand. - 1 Peter 3:21-22

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

1
The LORD is my shepherd; *
     I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures *
     and leads me beside still waters.
3
He revives my soul *
     and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
4
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
     for you are with me;
     your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5
You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble
                                me; *
     you have anointed my head with oil,
     and my cup is running over.
6
Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
                                life, *
     and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Antiphon: Since you have been raised to life with Christ, seek the things that are above, alleluia.

Reading
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 Godís right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth. - Colossians 3:1 - 2

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


From a discourse by Saint Anastasius of Antioch

Christ, who has shown by his words and actions that he was truly God and Lord of the universe, said to his disciples as he was about to go up to Jerusalem: "We are going up to Jerusalem now, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the Gentiles and the chief priests and scribes to be scourged and mocked and crucified."

These words bore out the predictions of the prophets, who had foretold the death he was to die in Jerusalem. From the beginning holy Scripture had foretold Christís death, the sufferings that would precede it, and what would happen to his body afterward. Scripture also affirmed that these things were going to happen to one who was immortal and incapable of suffering because he was God.

Only by reflecting upon the meaning of the incarnation can we see how it is possible to say with perfect truth both that Christ suffered and that he was incapable of suffering, came to suffer. In fact, man could have been saved in no other way, as Christ alone knew and those to whom he revealed it. For he knows all the secrets of the Father, even as "the Spirit penetrates the depths" of all mysteries.

It was necessary for Christ to suffer: his passion was absolutely unavoidable. He said so himself when he called his companions dull and slow to believe because they failed to recognise that he had to suffer and so enter into his glory. Leaving behind him the glory that had been his with the Father before the world was made, he had gone forth to save his people. This salvation, however, could be achieved only by the suffering of the author of our life, as Paul taught when he said that "the author of life himself was made perfect through suffering." Because of us he was deprived of his glory for a little while, the glory that was his as the Fatherís only-begotten Son, but through the cross this glory is seen to have been restored to him in a certain way in the body that he had assumed. Explaining what water the Saviour referred to when he said: "He that has faith in me shall have rivers of living water flowing from within him," John says in his gospel that "he was speaking of the Holy Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified." The glorification he meant was his death upon the cross for which the Lord prayed to the Father before undergoing his passion, asking his Father to give him the glory that he had in his presence before the world began.

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, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

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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