Isaiah 25:6-9
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might
save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *
his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
"His mercy endures for ever."
14 The LORD is my strength and my song, *
and he has become my salvation.
15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
in the tents of the righteous:
16 "The right hand of the LORD has triumphed! *
the right hand of the LORD is exalted!
the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!"
17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has punished me sorely, *
but he did not hand me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the LORD.
20 "This is the gate of the LORD; *
he who is righteous may enter."
21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *

and have become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD's doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 On this day the LORD has acted; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which
you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if
you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you–unless you have come to believe in
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died
for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised
on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to
the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time,
most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all
the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least
of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by
the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the
contrary, I worked harder than any of them–though it was not I, but the grace of God that is
with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
John 20:1-18
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the
tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to
Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have
taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter
and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but
the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw
the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following
him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had
been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the
disciples returned to their homes.
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the
head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said
to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not

know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you
looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried
him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her,
“Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus
said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to
my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and
your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”;
and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!
But the pains which we endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love, Alleluia!
Praise him all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say;
Hell today is vanquished, heaven is won today!
Lo, the dead is living, God for ever more!
Him their true Creator, all his works adore!
“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say.
Earth her joy confessing, clothing her for spring,

All fresh gifts returned with her returning King;
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every bough,
Speak his sorrow ended, hail his triumph now.
Maker and Redeemer, life and health of all,
Thou from heaven beholding human nature’s fall,
Of the Father’s Godhead, true and only Son,
Mankind to deliver, manhood didst put on.
Thou of life the author, death didst undergo,
Tread the path of darkness, saving strength to show;
Come then, true and faithful, no fulfill thy word,
‘Tis thine own third morning! Rise, O buried Lord!

Come ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness!
God hath brought his Israel into joy from sadness;
Loosed from Pharoah’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters,
Led them with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters.
‘Tis the spring of souls today; Christ hath burst his prison,
And from three days sleep in death as a sun hath risen;
All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
From his light, to whom we give laud and praise undying.
Now the queen of seasons bright with the day of splendor,
With the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render;
Comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection
Welcomes in unwearied strains Jesus’ resurrection.
Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb’s dark portal,
Nor the watchers, nor the seal hold thee as a mortal;
But today amidst thine own thou didst stand bestowing
That thy peace which evermore passeth human knowing.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion
In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy
Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I
remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in

glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I
beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your
grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you
in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.