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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Passiontide.

Easter Even.

GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him; and that through the grave, and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful resurrection; for his merits, who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17.

IT is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

The Gospel. St. Matthew xxvii. 57.

WHEN the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: he went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. Now the NEXT day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.


Hymn Suggestions

There is a green hill far away - Horsley 65
There is a green hill far away - Meditation 65
O sorrow deep - O traurigkeit 83
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah - St. Oswald 434
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah - Cwm Rhondda 434
Dear Lord and Father of mankind - Hermann 435
Dear Lord and Father of mankind - Rest 435
Dear Lord and Father of mankind - Repton 435
My faith looks up to thee - Olivet 449
As pants the hart for cooling streams - Martyrdom 450
A mighty fortress is our God - Em Feste Burg 551

At the Eucharist
Jesus Christ is risen today - Easter Hymn 85
Welcome happy morning - Fortunatus 87
Jesus lives - St. Albinus 88
At the Lamb's high feast - 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
Alleluia! O sons and daughters - 0 Filii Ft Filiae 99