1928 Book of Common Prayer

 Sunday of the Resurrection
Double of I Class with privileged Octave I


INTROIT. Resurrexi (Psalm 139)
I am risen and present with thee, alleluia: Thou hast laid thine hand upon me, alleluia.  Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me.  Alleulia, alleluia.  Psalm. ibid. O Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me: Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. V.  Glory be.

ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE. Colossians 3.1
BRETHREN: IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

GRADUAL.  Ps. 118 .
This is the day which the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.  O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: And his mercy endureth for ever.
 Alleluia, alleluia. V. (I Cor 5) Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

SEQUENCE.Victimae Paschali

Christians to the Paschal Victim offer your thankful praises.
The Lamb the sheep redeemeth:
Christ by sin undefiled, reconcileth sinners to the Father.
Death and life are joined together in that conflict stupendous:
The King of life who died deathless reigneth.
Declare to us, Mary, the vision of thy journey:
ìI saw the tomb of Christ living: and likewise the glory of the Risen:
Bright Angels attesting, the shroud and napkin resting.
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen: to Galilee he now goes before you.î
Christ indeed from death is risen, so we know most surely:
O King and Conqueror, grant to us mercy.
Amen, Alleluia.

¶ The sequence is said until Low Sunday exclusive.

THE GOSPEL. St. John 20.1
AT that time: On the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.


OFFERTORY. Ps. 76  The earth trembled and was still, when God arose to judgement, alleluia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept the prayers and oblations of thy people: that this beginning of thy Paschal Mysteries may by the operation of thy grace be unto us a wholesome medicine unto everlasting life.  Through.

PREFACE and CANON of Easter

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, alleluia: therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour into our hearts the love of thy Holy Spirit: that as thou hast now fulfilled us with this Paschal Sacrament, so thou wouldest make us to continue in all godly concord.  Through ... in the unity of the same.

V. Depart in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
R. Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.

And thus is said the Dismissal until Saturday in Easter Week  inclusive.


¶ If in any Church the Holy Communion be twice celebrsted on Easter Day, the following Colelct, Epistle, and Gospel may be used at the first Communion.

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious Resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his Resurrection.  Through the same thy Son Christ our Lord.  [Who.]

I Corinthians 5.6
Brethren: Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

GOSPEL . St. Mark 16.1
At that time: When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.  And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?  And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.  And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.  And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.  But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.  And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

¶ Within the Octave of Easter, Mass is not said of any double or semidouble Feast, but Doubles which can be transferred are celebrated after the Octave.  But of Doubles which cannot be transferred, or Semidoubles and Simples occurring after this triduum, a Commemoration only is made.