Online Worship Second Sunday of Easter

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

 

Morning Prayer
Second Sunday of Easter

Rest in Peace

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As once you ransomed your people from Egypt
and led them to freedom in the promised land,
so now you have delivered us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.
May we, the first fruits of your new creation,
rejoice in this new day you have made,
and praise you for your mighty acts.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

HYMN   Thine be the glory
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son;
         endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.
         Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
         kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.
         Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son:
         Endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won.

2       Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
         lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom.
         Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
         for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
         Refrain

3       No more we doubt thee, glorious prince of life!
         Life is nought without thee; aid us in our strife;
         make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
         Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
         Refrain

Edmund L Budry (1854-1932), translated by Richard B Hoyle (1875-1939)

The Easter Anthems

Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us:
so let us celebrate the feast,

not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness:
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more:
death has no more dominion over him.

In dying he died to sin once for all:
in living he lives to God.

See yourselves therefore as dead to sin:
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead:
the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death:
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead;

for as in Adam all die:
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Word of God 

 

 

 

 

Acts 4.32-35

The  Song of Moses and Miriam

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.
Alleluia.

I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously,
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my song
and has become my salvation.

This is my God whom I will praise,
the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

The Lord is a warrior,
the Lord is his name.

Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power:
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

At the blast of your nostrils, the sea covered them;
they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

And by your invincible strength
you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

You will bring them in and plant them, O Lord,
in the sanctuary which your hands have established.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

In your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.
Alleluia.

Death is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
The trumpet will sound
and the dead shall be raised.
Where, O death, is your sting?
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall be changed.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your sting?

HYMN  The strif is o’er
sung by St Martin’s Voices

 

1       The strife is o’er, the battle done;
         now is the Victor’s triumph won;
         O let the song of praise be sung;
         Alleluia!

2       Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
         and Jesus hath his foes dispersed;
         let shouts of praise and joy outburst:
         Alleluia!

3       Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
         from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
         that we may live and sing to thee,
         Alleluia!

Finita jam sunt proelia
Symphonia Sirenum Selectarum (1695 Cologne), Francis Pott (1832-1909)

 

John 20.19-end

The Benedictus

The Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  
 who has come to his people and set them free
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
 
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
 
to save us from our enemies,
 
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our ancestors,  
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet;
of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

The Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Reflection from Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Risen

 

The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Prayers          

 

 

 

 

Intercessions

Additional Prayers

Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

HYMN  Now the green blade rises
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
         wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
         love lives again, that with the dead has been:
         Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

2       In the grave they laid him, Love whom men had slain,
         thinking that he never would awake again,
         laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
         Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

3       Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
         he that for the three days in the grave had lain,
         back from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
         Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

4       When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
         then your touch can call us back to life again,
         fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
         Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

John Macleod Campbell Crum (1872-1958)
© Oxford University Press

 

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Liturgical material reproduced here is copyright: Common Worship 2000 (Main Volume) and CW Daily Prayer;

This order of Morning Prayer in Lent is used if it is the main service of the day. Covid-19 period – material here adapted for online use.

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