Easter Sunday Eucharist

Sunday, 12th April 2020

Holy Eucharist for Easter, including video and text

The Holy Eucharist: Easter


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


St Matthew says: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” In the light of these words let us bring to God our sins, and we keep silence for a moment to reflect on these confessions. (Pause)


Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect:

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen

The Gospel:

Listen the Gospel of Christ according to St John, chapter 18:
Glory to You, O Lord.

(The Gospel is read)

This is the Gospel of the Lord:
Praise to You, O Christ.

The Talk:

The Baptismal Creed:

Do you believe and trust in God the Father, source of all being and life, the one for whom we exist? We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, who died for us and rose again? We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit, who gives life to the people of God and makes Christ known in the world? We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church. This is our faith. We believe and trust in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Peace:

The risen Christ came and stood among His disciples and said “Peace be with you". Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alelluia!

The peace of the risen Lord be with you always:
And also with you.

The Eucharist:

The Lord is here:
His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts:
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, it is our duty and our joy at all times and in all places to give you thanks, Holy Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Because in His victory over death a new age has dawned, the long reign of sin is ended, a broken world is being renewed, and we are once again made whole. And so with the hosts of angels and all the company of heaven we proclaim the glory of Your name and join in their unending hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

All praise and thanks to You, true and living God, Creator of all things, Giver of life. You formed us in Your own image; but we have marred that image and fall short of Your glory. We give you thanks that You sent Your Son to share our life; You gave Him up to death that the world might be saved, and You raised Him from the dead that we might live in Him and He in us. Sanctify with Your Spirit this bread and wine, Your gifts to us, that they may be for us the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ. On the night He was betrayed, He took bread, and when He had given thanks He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way after supper He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins: do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come in glory.

As He has commanded us, Father, we remember Jesus Christ, Your Son. Proclaiming His victorious death, rejoicing in His resurrection and waiting for Him to come in glory, we bring to You this bread, this cup. Accept our sacrifice of thanks and praise. Restore and revive Your people, renew us and all for whom we pray with Your grace and heavenly blessing, and at the last receive us with all Your saints into that unending joy promised by Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Him, with Him, in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory are Yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever. Amen.

We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body for we all share in one bread.

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
hallowed by 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.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

(Communion is received by the celebrant)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alelluia!

Post Communion Prayer:

Almighty Father, Who in Your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the Risen Lord: Give us such knowledge of His presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by His Risen life and serve You continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


God the Father, by Whose glory Christ was raised from the dead, strengthen you to walk with Him in His risen life. And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and those you love, this day and for evermore. Amen.

Go in peace, and be His risen Body in the world: Alleluia! Alleluia!
In the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!


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