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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Eastertide

The First Sunday after Easter.

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The Collect.

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. John v. 4.

WHATSOEVER is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

The Gospel. St. John xx. 19.

THE same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.

 

Hymn Suggestions

Jesus Christ is risen today - Easter Hymn 85
Welcome happy morning - Fortunatus 87
Jesus lives - St. Albinus 88
At the Lamb's high feast(office) - Salzburg 89
He is risen - Neander 90
Alleluia! The strife is o'er - Victory 91
Alleluia Hearts and voices - Lux eoi 92
Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise - Eisenach 93
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain - Gaudeamus Pariter 94
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain - St. Kevin 94
Christ the Lord is ris'n today - Nassau 95
Christ the Lord is ris'n today - Gwalchmai 95
The day of resurrection - Ellecombe 96
The day of resurrection - All Hallows 96
Christians, to the Paschal victim - Victimae Paschali 97
That Easter day - Puer nobis 98
Alleluia! O sons and daughters - 0 Filii Ft Filiae 99
O food to pilgrims given - O esca viatorum 192
Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face - Penitentia 208
O love, how deep, how broad, how high - Deus Tuorum Militum 344
Christ for the world we sing - Moscow 537