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Saturday, April 11, 2009

King of Kings - The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

King of Kings - The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Have a Blessed and Holy Easter Sunday

1 ¶ And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and coming rolled back the stone and sat upon it.
3 And his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow.
4 And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
6 He is not here. For he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
7 And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen. And behold he will go before you into Galilee. There you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
8 And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.
9 And behold, Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet and adored him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee. There they shall see me.
11 ¶ Who when they were departed, behold, some of the guards came into the city and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
12 And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers,
13 Saying: Say you, His disciples came by night and stole him away when we were asleep.
14 And if the governor shall hear of this, we will persuade him and secure you.
15 So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
16 ¶ And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

Praise God morning and evening
Morning Prayer

Blessing and brightness,
Wisdom, thanksgiving,
Great power and might
To the King who rules over all.
Glory and honor and goodwill,
Praise and the sublime song of minstrels,
Exceeding love from every heart
To the King of heaven and earth.

To the chosen Trinity has been joined
Before all, after all, universal
Blessing and everlasting blessing,
Blessing everlasting and blessing.

Let us adore the Lord,
Maker of marvelous works,
Bright heaven with its angels,
And on earth the white-waved sea.
I arise today
In Your almighty power’s strength, the invocation of You Blessed Trinity,
Believing in Threeness,
Confessing the Adorable Oneness in Christ Jesus Our Only Lord and Saviour
Of You the Only Creator of creation

I arise today
In the power of Christ Jesus’ birth and baptism in the flesh,
In the power of His crucifixion and burial in the same flesh,
In the power of His resurrection and ascension, assumption into the third heaven seated at the Father’s Right Hand in the same flesh in the Unity and Power and Bond of Love of the Holy Spirit our Paraclete
In the power of His descending in the same flesh for the saving of the saved and the judging of the judged of doom.

I arise today
In the power and the love of the holy seraphim, cherubim, kuriotetes, arches especially St. Michael and St. Gabriel, holy archangelos, exousias, dunameis, angelos
In obedience and service,
In the hope of the resurrection to receive the reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preachings of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of the righteous.

I arise today
In heaven’s might;
In sun’s brightness,
In moon’s radiance,
In fire’s glory,
In lightning’s quickness,
In wind’s swiftness,
In sea’s depth,
In earth’s stability,
In rock’s fixity.

I arise today
with the power of God to pilot us,
God’s strength to uphold us,
God’s energy to shield us,
God’s wisdom to guide us,
God’s eye to look ahead for us,
God’s ear to hear us,
God’s holy word to speak for us, Jesus Christ Our Only Lord and Saviour
God’s holy hand to guard us, Holy Spirit our Paraclete
God’s holy way to lie before us, Jesus Christ the Only Way and Truth and Life
God’s holy shield to defend us, +
God’s holy hosts and whole cloud of witnesses to deliver us,
From all snares of the devil, all devils and demons,
From all evil temptations, From all who would try to make nature fail,
From every one who desires us ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude. Around us today and at all times Holy Lord God Almighty gather all Your powers: between us and all evil,
Against every cruel and merciless force that would attack my spirit, soul and body,
Against charms of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against crafty deceptions of idolatry,
Against spells of wizards,
Against all unlawful knowledge that would otherwise harm spirit, soul and body.

Christ Jesus protect us today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
And all harm
So that I may have abundant reward.
Christ with us, Christ before us, Christ behind us,
Christ within us, Christ beneath us, Christ above us,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of us,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to and of us,
Christ in the eye that sees us,
Christ in the ear that hears us.

I arise today
In Your almighty power’s strength, the invocation of You Blessed Trinity,
Believing in Threeness,
Confessing the Adorable Oneness in Christ Jesus Our Only Lord and Saviour
Of You the Only Creator of creation

Evening Prayer

FOUNTAIN of light, thyself the light unending, Lord, hear our prayer and, cleansing us from evil, Take away darkness; let thy holy radiance Shine on thy servants.

Now and at the evening which brings the end of labour, Lord, who hast kept us safe in thy protection, Grateful we offer thee our thanks and worship.

Since then the daylight fades into the darkness, let that sun light us which enlightens always choirs of angels in thy holy presence, light never failing.

From all the sins which we this day committed cleanse thou our conscience, Christ our Lord and Saviour;

So in the night time we may rest uninjured, Safe in thy friendship.

Six days we labour, working as thou willest; Then on the seventh resting by thine order, We look to that day which at last shall bring us, rest everlasting.

KINDLY light of glory, fount of light from light, blessed Jesus, coming from the Father in heaven,

2. The bright rays of day, the light of the sun fade; and we at the morning and evening hour confess thee with our hymn.

3. We praise the one God, almighty Father, Son and Holy Spirit the comforter, in the glory of the Trinity.

4. Son of God, worthy to be glorified at all times by pure tongues, giver of life, all ages proclaim thee.

To thee praise, to thee a hymn

is due; to thee glory, God the

Father and Son with the Holy Spirit,

for ever and ever. Amen.