Saturday, April 20, 2019

HOLY SATURDAY

VIGIL OF EASTER

This is the Great Sabbath, when God rested in the tomb from the work he had done to redeem the world. As the Sabbath marked the completion of God’s work at the beginning of the world (Genesis 2:1-3), so this greater Sabbath marks the accomplishment of the new creation.

In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

In the morning: Psalm 88

In the evening: Psalm 27

Read hymn  “Alas! And did my Savior bleed and did my Sovereign die”

Read one or more of the following lessons:

Genesis: 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13,  Romans 6:3-11, 

John 20:1-18

In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus 

In the evening: Magnificat

Prayer of the Day  

O God, creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Pray for all those who need our prayer
For the neglected and those who have no one to pray for them
For an awareness of our mortality
For fellowship with the saints
For the mission of the Church
For quiet confidence in God’s care and for faith in his wondrous purpose

Our Father…

The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.