Since Christ has been raised from the dead,
he will never die again.
Death no longer has control over him.
For the death he died, he died to sin once and for all,
but the life he lives, he lives to God. (Romans 6:9-10)
Let his enemies now tell us
how the soldiers who guarded the tomb
lost the King, even though they had placed a rock over him.
Why did they not keep the Rock of Salvation?
Let them show the One who was buried,
or adore with us the risen One, saying:
“The life he lives, he lives to God!”
Source: Eastern prayer of Christ Resurrected. Freely modified from http://easter.fundootimes.com/easter-prayer.html. Scripture taken from The Holy Bible: Evangelical Heritage Version, http://www.wartburgproject.org.
Christ is risen: the world below lies desolate.
Christ is risen: the spirits of evil are fallen.
Christ is risen: the angels of God are rejoicing.
Christ is risen: the tombs of the dead are empty.
Christ is risen indeed from the dead,
the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Glory and power are his forever and ever.
Source: St. Hippolytus of Rome, third century.
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Holy Saturday / Easter Eve
Collects for Easter
Modern numbering of Sundays is used. (Old numbering in parentheses.)
- Easter Eve
- Easter Dawn
- Easter Day
- Easter Monday
- Easter Tuesday
- Quasimodogeniti, Second Sunday of Easter (1st after)
- Misericordias Domini, Third Sunday of Easter (2nd after)
- Jubilate, Fourth Sunday of Easter (3rd after)
- Cantate, Fifth Sunday of Easter (4th after)
- Rogate, Sixth Sunday of Easter (5th after)
- Ascension Day
- Exaudi, Seventh Sunday of Easter (6th after / Sunday after Ascension)
Other Classic Prayers for Easter
The Way of Light or Stations of Easter is a series of devotions, meant to be a counterpart to the Way of the Cross.
Easter Evening / Emmaus
The Good Shepherd – Misericordias Domini, Second Sunday after Easter (Old Lectionary), Fourth Sunday of Easter (New Lectionary).
Canticles / Anthems