The Church of
in the Town of Secaucus, New Jersey
the Feast of the Resurrection
Easter Sunday - 24 April 2011
Holy Eucharist - 9:30 am
God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
15:20-21 / Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24-24
Colossians 3:1-4 / Matthew 28:1-10
from the Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43
Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his mercy endures for ever.
Let Israel now proclaim,
"His mercy endures for ever."
The LORD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.
There is a sound of exultation and
in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of the LORD has
the right hand of the LORD is exalted!
the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!"
I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the LORD.
The LORD has punished me sorely,
but he did not hand me over to death.
Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the LORD.
"This is the gate of the LORD;
he who is righteous may enter."
I will give thanks to you, for you answered me
and have become my salvation..
The same stone which the builders
has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the LORD'S doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
On this day the LORD has acted;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
artistic reflection on the Psalm by Australian liturgical
artist Susan Daily
Paul's letter to the Colossians 3:1-4
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek
the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the
right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your
life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your
life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in
Gospel according to
After the sabbath, as the first day of the
week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to
see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for
an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and
rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like
lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him
the guards shook and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women,
"Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who
was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he
said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and
tell his disciples, `He has been raised from the dead, and
indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will
see him.' This is my message for you."
So they left the tomb quickly with
fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Suddenly Jesus met them and said,
And they came to him, took hold of
his feet, and worshiped him.
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be
afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they
will see me.
on the Readings
The Diocese of Montreal offers an
attractive and useful guide to the lectionary readings from of the Anglican Church of Canada which
follows the Revised Common Lectionary and may be helpful.
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