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The Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

An Order of Worship for Evening Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Day

WELCOME/INTRODUCTION Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord. People: Thanks be to God. It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus' sake. For the same God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Let us Pray: Eternal God, who led your ancient people into freedom by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night: Grant that we who walk in the light of your presence may rejoice in the liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. People:


OFFICE HYMN: Lucis creator optime O blest Creator, source of light; you gave the day with splendor bright. When on the new and living earth, you brought all things to glorious birth. You joined the morn and evening ray; you found it good and called it day But now the threatening darkness nears, we pray you, Father, calm our fears Lest we, beset by doubt and strife, forget your blessed gift of life And anguished and in mind distressed, be crushed by guilt, by sin oppressed. Eternal Father, help us rise and strive to gain the heavenly prize; for you alone can make us strong to turn from sin and cease from wrong Defend us, Father, through the night, and with your Son, and Spirit bright The Trinity whom we adore be with us now and evermore.

PSALM 114 (read in unison) 1

Hallelujah! When Israel came out of Egypt, * the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech, 2

Judah became God's sanctuary * and Israel his dominion. 3

The sea beheld it and fled; * Jordan turned and went back. 4

The mountains skipped like rams, * and the little hills like young sheep. 5

What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? * O Jordan, that you turned back? 6

You mountains, that you skipped like rams? * you little hills like young sheep? 7

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, * at the presence of the God of Jacob, 8

Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water * and flint-stone into a flowing spring. 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. A LESSON

John 20:19-23

Lector: A Reading from the Gospel of John: 19

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Lector: Here ends the Lesson


The Paschal Sermon

John Chrysostom


Praeludium in E

Nicolaus Bruhns


Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye; Hide us under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Officiant: People Officiant:

Lord, hear our prayer And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.

NUNC DIMITTIS Lord, you now have set your servant free * to go in peace as you have promised; For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, * whom you have prepared for all the world to see: A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. THE GRACE Officiant: People:

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. People: Amen.

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April 04 2021 Easter Compline OOS  

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