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THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 15, n. 21)
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD,
April 21, 2019
ďJESUS SAVIOR: He Is the Risen LordĒ
(+) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
(A moment of silence)
SONG: An Easter song, a Eucharistic hymn or another appropriate song may be sung.
WORDS OF SAINT THOMAS OF VILLANOVA
The holy glad day of the Lordís resurrection has shone forth together to all. Let us rejoice, brothers and sisters, for this is the day the Lord has made: the mother of all good days, the origin of immortal life, the beginning of all our glory Ö How glorious, how beautiful this day when he rose as victor from hell! (Ö) Christ arose from the grave today as the firstborn of the dead and the glorious Christ anticipates the time of future regeneration. The renewed offspring of his children also follow this glorious one that he might be the first born among many brethren.
Leader: God our Father, creator of all,
today is the day of Easter joy.
This is the day in which the Lord appeared to men
who had begun to lose hope
and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold:
that first he must die,
and then he would rise
and ascend into his Fatherís glorious presence.
May the risen Lord
breathe on our minds and open our eyes
that we may know him in the breaking of the bread
and follow him in his risen life.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
JESUS MASTER TRUTH
Listening to the Word
FIRST READING: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
SECOND READING: Col 3:1-4 or I Cor 5:6b-8
GOSPEL READING: Jn 20:1-9
POINTS FOR REFLECTION
On this Easter Sunday, the third day of the Easter Triduum, the Church begins the fifty-day joyful celebration of the glorification of the Risen Lord who offered his life for all. Harold Buetow remarks: ďOur Christian life should be joyful. It may perhaps be compared to the egg. The Easter egg is a symbol of the resurrection, insofar as from the egg new life may spring. This feast of Easter, more than any other year, is a day filled with a new life of enthusiasm, praise and rejoicing. Some people feel that they have a little experience of the risen Christ. Perhaps the problem may be more of recognition. Today we should pause to recognize that heaven is not a special place apart from the universe. Heaven is the universe, recognized as being in God. Let us resolve to lead a heavenly life on earth, witnessing Godís power and love. May these joyous reflections help to give us a happy Easter.Ē
SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, an Easter song, or another appropriate one may be sung.
JESUS MASTER WAY
Confrontation with the Word
POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART
What is the significance of the Easter event of Christís resurrection in my life? Like the apostle Peter, how does our personal experience of the Risen Lord make us bearers of the Easter faith and joy? How do I celebrate this yearís Easter Sunday as part of the Christian worshipping community? Do I endeavor to fill it with joy, meaningful symbols and rituals, and acts of charity?
PRAYING WITH THE WORD
Leader: Almighty and merciful God,
our hearts sing the joyful ďAlleluiasĒ
that burst forth from the Easter event of Christís resurrection.
Jesus Christ is the Paschal Lamb.
He has been sacrificed and we are redeemed.
We desire to celebrate this Easter feast of salvation
with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Please help us to clear out from our hearts
the old yeast of malice and wickedness.
We have been raised with Christ
and our life is hidden with him,
basking in Easter glory.
Be with us as we proclaim the Easter good news
to all peoples and nations,
to all your beloved creation.
We give you glory and praise,
now and forever.
SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or an Easter song, or another appropriate one may be sung.
Acting upon the Word
CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Rosaryís Glorious Mysteries may be prayed in part or in full.
THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION
Leader: On this great Easter feast, a feast of renewal and salvation: let us present our humble petitions to God the Father, who raised his Son Jesus from the dead, and implore with confidence.
(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!
1. For the Holy Fatherís General Intention for this month of April: For doctors and humanitarian collaborators in war zones who risk their lives to save the lives of others. We pray: (R.)
2. That the Holy Father and all shepherds of the Church may humbly rely on the Easter power given to them by the Risen Lord. We pray: (R.)
3. That world leaders may promote the dignity of every human person, the object of Christís redemption. We pray: (R.)
4. That the sick and suffering may experience the healing power of Easter. We pray: (R.)
5. That all of us gathered here may look forward to celebrating the eternal Easter with the victorious Paschal Lamb in heaven. We pray: (R.)
(Other prayers may be added.)
THE LORDíS PRAYER
Leader: Father in heaven,
your Sonís resurrection reveals your great love for us.
Deepen our love for him,
and increase our strength and courage
to face the vicissitudes of life with joy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or an Easter song, or another appropriate song may be sung.
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