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Worshiping Jesus in Eastertide

Pascha Nostrum

Christ our Passover

Alleluia. Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *

therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *

death no longer has dominion over him. The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *

but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, * and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia. Christ has been raised from the dead, * the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, * by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, * so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

The Pascha Nostrum is appointed for use each morning during the first week of Easter and it may be used throughout Eastertide. It is an accessible, contemporary example of the ancient practice of building hymns of praise from connected passages of Scripture. This type of text is called a catena. It also appears in sermons throughout the ages. If you haven't been praying the Pascha Nostrum daily, it is not too late to start. For help in setting our minds on things above (especially during COVID-19 sheltering), it can hardly be improved.

Staying connected with Jesus through other forms worship, especially the Sunday Eucharistic prayers, is another sound practice for this season. Here is a guide for Sunday Worship that includes spiritual communion. It also includes the readings from the Scripture for the third Sunday of Easter.

Click here for Sunday Worship with Spiritual Communion.

Also, here is an offering of Scripture, Sermon, and Song for Easter 3.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you (1 Peter 1:2).

Collect (Prayer) for the Third Sunday of Easter

Almighty God, you gave your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly living: Give us grace thankfully to receive his inestimable benefits, and daily to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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