Saturday, 15 April 2006

Triduum-The Great Vigil of Easter

The Great Vigil of Easter
  • Blessing of the New Fire
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  • Preparation of the Pascal Candle

    Celebrant: Christ our Light.
    All: Thanks be to God!
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    The Exultet
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  • Liturgy of the Word

    Reading I: And God saw all that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:1-2;2.
    Psalm: LORD send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth.

    Reading II: I will greatly multiply your seeds as the stars of the heavens. Genesis 22:1-18.
    Psalm: Preserve me God, I take refuge in you.

    Reading III: And the children of Israel went through the midst of the sea on dry land. Exodus 14:15-15:1
    Psalm: I will sing to the LORD, glorious is his triumph.

    Reading IV: My loving kindness will not be removed from you. Isaiah 54:5-14
    Psalm: I will praise you LORD, you have rescued me.

    Reading V: I will make an everlasting covenant with you. Isaiah 55:1-11.
    Psalm: With joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation.

    Reading VI: Approach the splendour of the LORD.
    Baruch 3:9-15,32-4:4.
    Psalm: You have the message of eternal life, O LORD.

    Reading VII: I will sprinkle clean water on you. Eziekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28
    Psalm: As a deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God.
  • Gloria: Mass of Creation M. Haughen

    Epistle: Christ having been raised from the dead, is never to
    die again. Romans
  • Gospel Psalm: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
    Give thanks to the LORD for he is good, for his love has no end. Let the sons of Israel say, “his love has no end.”
    The LORD’s right hand has triumphed; his right hand has raised me up.
    I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deads.
    The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner-stone.
    This is the work of the LORD, a marvel in our eyes.
    Gospel: Jesus the Nazarene who has been crucified, has risen.
    Mark 16:1-7
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  • Blessing of Baptismal Water and renewal of baptismal promises
  • Acclamation: Sprints of water bless the LORD; give him glory and praise forever.
  • Antiphon: Vidi Aquam Gregorian
    I saw water flowing forth from the temple on the right side, alleluia: and to those to whom this water came obtained salvation and they all exclaimed, alleluia, alleluia

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  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Offertory The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord
  • Antiphon: as struck with power. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. Psalm 118:16-17
  • Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today
  • Sanctus: Mass of Creation M. Haughan
  • Acclamation Christ has died, M. Haughan
    & Amen: Christ is Risen,
    Christ will come again.
  • The LORD’s Prayer
  • Agnus Dei: Mass of Creation M. Haughan
  • Communion Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Pascha Nostrum. Gregorian
    Antiphon: Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore, let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Anthem: Regina Caeli
    O Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. For he whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia; has risen as he said, alleluia. Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
  • Hymn: Christ the LORD is Risen Today
  • Dismissal: Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Recessional: That Eastertide with Joy was Bright

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