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Sunday of the Resurrection: Mass during the Day (B)

Liturgical Color: White [Note: On more solemn days, festive, that is, more precious, sacred vestments may be used, even if not the color of the day [GIRM #346-g]. The colors gold or silver may be worn on more solemn occasions [GIRM #346-h].

Themes: solemnity, glory, joy, resurrection, life, hope, baptism

Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:

I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia.
You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia.
Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 139:18. 5-6 [Roman Missal]

— or —

The Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
To him be glory and power
for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia. Luke 24:34; Revelation 1:6 [Roman Missal]

Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia: posuisti super me manum tuam, alleluia: mirabilis facta est scientia tua, alleluia, alleluia.
Ps. Domine probasti me, et cognovisti me: tu cognovisti sessionem meam, et resurrectionem meam. [Graduale Romanum, p.196]

Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia: posuisti super me manum tuam, alleluia: mirabilis facta est scientia tua, alleluia, alleluia.
Ps. Domine probasti me, et cognovisti me: tu cognovisti sessionem meam, et resurrectionem meam.. [Gregorian Missal, p.349]

Alleluia. Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus, alleluia; exsultemus et lætemur in ea, alleluia, alleluia [Graduale simplex, p.153]
Eight more verses are given for the Introit, with the "Alleluias" to be sung by schola or congregation.

Collect:

O God, who on this day,
through your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eterni- ty,

grant, we pray, that we who keep
the solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection
may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit,
rise up in the light of life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Ho-ly Spirit,
one God, for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Acts of the Apostles 10:34a,37-43 [God raised Him up on the third day. /v.40]
  • Psalm 118:1-2 / 16-17 / 22-23 [R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. /v.24]
  • Colossians 3:1-4 [If you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above. /v.1]
    — or —
    I Corinthians 5:6b-8 [Clean out the old leaven. /v.7]
  • Sequence: Victimæ paschali laudes - See CNP's Praises to the Paschal Victim
  • Gospel Verse: See I Cor 5:7b-8a [Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed; let us feast with joy in the Lord.]
  • John 20:1-9 [He must rise again from the dead. /v.9]
    — or —
    Mark 16:1-7 [Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified, has risen. /v.6]
    See CNP's Book of Sung Gospels - 4th Edition

Renewal of Baptismal Promises:

Dear brethren (brothers and sisters), through the Paschal Mystery
we have been buried with Christ in Baptism,
so that we may walk with him in newness of life.
And so, now that our Lenten observance is concluded,
let us renew the promises of Holy Baptism
by which we once renounced Satan and his works
and promised to serve God in the holy Catholic Church.

And so I ask you:
Do you reject Satan? I do.

And all his works? I do.

And all his empty show? I do.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered death and was buried,
rose again from the dead
and is seated at the right hand of the Father? I do.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting? I do.

And may almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit
and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins,
keep us by his grace,
in Christ Jesus our Lord,
for eternal life. Amen.

Sprinkling with Holy Water:

Antiphon:

  • Vidi aquam... [Graduale Romanum, p.708]
  • Vidi aquam... [Gregorian Missal, p.71]
  • I saw water flowing from the Temple,
    from its right-hand side, alleluia;
    and all to whom this water came were saved
    and shall say: Alleluia, alleluia. Ezekiel 47:1-2,9
    See CNP's I Saw Water Flowing (Hill)

Offertory Antiphon:

The earth feared and was silent when God arose for judgment, alleluia. Psalm 76:9b-10a **
Verses of Psalm 76 can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Terra tremuit, et quievit, dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus, alleluia. [Graduale Romanum, p.199]

Terra tremuit, et quievit, dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus, alleluia. [Gregorian Missal, p.353]

Terra tremuit, et quievit, dum resurgeret in iudicio Deus, alleluia. [Graduale simplex, p.161]
Verses of Psalm 76 can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Prayer over the Offerings:

Ex- ultant with paschal gladness, O Lord,

we offer the sacrifice
by which your Church
is wondrously reborn and nour- ished.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Preface I of Easter: [The Paschal Mystery]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but on this day above all
to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

For he is the true Lamb
who has taken away the sins of the world;
by dying he has destroyed our death,
and by rising, restored our life.

Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…

Communion Antiphon:

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia;
therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread
of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia. I Cor 5:7-8 [Roman Missal]

Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia: itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  I Corinthians 5:7-8 [Graduale Romanum, p.199]
Psalm 118:1,2,5,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,21,22,23,24,25,26,28,29 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia: itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  I Corinthians 5:7-8 [Gregorian Missal, p.354]

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. [Graduale simplex, p.163]
Verses of  Psalm 105  can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Prayer after Communion:

Look upon your Church, O God,
with unfailing love and fa- vor,

so that, renewed by the paschal mysteries,
she may come to the glory of the res- sur-rec- tion.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Solemn Blessing:

May almighty God bless you
through today's Easter Solemnity
and, in his compassion,
defend you from every assualt of sin.
Amen.

And may he, who restores you to eternal life
in the Resurrection of his Only Begotten,
endow you with the prize of immortality.
Amen.

Now that the days of the Lord's Passion have drawn to a close,
may you who celebrate the gladness of the Paschal Feast
come with Christ's help, and exulting in spirit,
to those feasts that are celebrated in eternal joy.
Amen.

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphon used here is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.

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