Celebrating the Easter Vigil from Home
Consepulti enim sumus cum illo per baptismum in mortem:
ut quomodo Christus surrexit a mortuis per gloriam Patris,
ita et nos in novitate vitae ambulemus.
We have been buried with him by baptism into death,
so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
so we too might walk in newness of life.
The Liturgy of the Word
- Genesis 1:1-2:4a [The Story of Creation]
- Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 [The Flood]
- Genesis 22:1-18 [Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac]
- Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 [Israel’s deliverance at the Red Sea]
- Isaiah 55:1-11 [Salvation offered freely to all]
- Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 [Learn wisdom and live]
- Ezekiel 36:24-28 [A new heart and a new spirit]
- Ezekiel 37:1-14 [The valley of dry bones]
- Zephaniah 3:14-20 [The gathering of God’s people]
Music for reflection
1 The glory of the cross we sing,
the cross of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who died and rose to set us free,
our way from death to life secured.
2 As once God’s people rested safe,
protected by a lamb’s own blood,
so we acclaim the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.
3 As once the Chosen People passed
from pain to freedom through the sea,
so now baptismal water saves
the chosen, called to liberty.
4 At Passover, before he died,
Christ Jesus took the bread and wine:
‘This is my body, this my blood,
do this as my memorial sign.’
5 What once by Jesus was achieved
we celebrate with heart and soul,
recalling and effecting now
the saving work that makes us whole.
tune: Wareham LM
words: John Ainslie
The Lord’s Prayer
Keep watch, dear Lord,
with those who wake,
or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge
over those who sleep.
Tend the sick,
give rest to the weary,
sustain the dying,
calm the suffering, and pity the distressed;
all for your love’s sake,
O Christ our Redeemer.