PART 1 LUCERNARIUM
Blessing of the Fire
Preparation of the Candle
Procession‘The Light of Christ’ (chant)
The Easter Proclamation (Exsultet)‘Exult, let them exult’ (chant)
PART 2
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First readingGenesis 1:1-2:2God saw all that he had made, and indeed it was very good.
PsalmPsalm 103(104):1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35 (Psallite)Send out your Spirit over the waters:
you will renew the face of the earth.
Second readingGenesis 22:1-18The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.
PsalmPsalm 15(16):5,8-11 (Psallite)My portion and my cup,
my promise and my song:
my heart rejoices and my soul is glad.
Third readingExodus 14:15-15:1The sons of Israel went on dry ground right into the sea.
CanticleExodus 15 (Psallite)Sing to the Lord, sing to the Lord,
covered in glory: O sing to the Lord.
Fourth readingIsaiah 54:5-14With everlasting love the Lord your redeemer has taken pity on you.
PsalmPsalm 29(30):2,4-6,11-13 (Psallite)I will praise you, Lord,
you have rescued me;
I will praise you, Lord.
Fifth readingIsaiah 55:1-11Come to me and your soul will live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
CanticleIsaiah 12Joyfully you will draw water
deep from salvations springs.
Sixth readingBaruch 3:9-15,32-4:4In the radiance of the Lord, make your way to light.
PsalmPsalm 18(19):8-11Your word is life, Lord, life without end.
Seventh readingEzekiel 36:16-17,18-28I shall pour clean water over you and I shall give you a new heart.
PsalmPsalm 41(42):2-3,5,42:3-4 (Charles Watson, OSB)Like as the deer that yearns for flowing waters,
so longs my soul for God, the Living God.
Glory to God(‘A Parish Mass’, Peter Jones)
Collect
New Testament readingRomans 6:3-11Christ, having been raised from the dead, will never die again.
PsalmPsalm 117(118):1-2,16-17,22-23 (‘The stone which the builders rejected’, Bernadette Farrell)The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
Alleluia, alleluia, has become the cornerstone.
GospelLuke 24:1-12Why look among the dead for someone who is alive?
PART 3
BAPTISMAL LITURGY
Litany of the Saints
Acclamation(‘Springs of water’, Alan Smith)Springs of water, bless the Lord;
praise and exult him above all for ever.
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Sprinkling song(‘Water of life’, Stephen Dean)
PART 4
LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Preparation song(‘This is the night of new beginnings’, Bernadette Farrell)This song is a special Easter version of ‘Christ, Be Our Light’ and is based on the Easter Proclamation (The Exsultet)
Eucharistic acclamations(‘A Parish Mass’, Peter Jones)
Lamb of God(‘Aston Lamb of God’, Peter Jones)
Communion processional(‘Christ, our pasch, is sacrified’, Psallite)
Recessional hymn‘Jesus Christ is risen today’