St. Luke's Morning Prayer Service Rite I [BCP 39ff]


OFFICIANT:  Alleluia!  Christ is risen. 

PEOPLE:  The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia!

OFFICIANT:     This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. [39]


OFFICIANT:     O Lord, open thou our lips.

PEOPLE:          And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

ALL:     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.  [BCP 42]

OFFICIANT:     Alleluia.  Christ the Lord is risen indeed:

PEOPLE:          O come, let us adore him.  Alleluia.

*Christ our Passover (Pascha nostrum) is recited by ALL.  [BCP 46]

Alleluia.  Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us,*

therefore let us keep the feast,

Not with old leaven,

neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness,*

but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  Alleluia.


Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;*

death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once;*

but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,*

but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Alleluia.


Christ is risen from the dead,*

and become the first fruits of them that slept.

For since by man came death,*

by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die,*

even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  Alleluia.



*Psalm 133 to be recited in unison.  [BCP 787]

Oh, how good and pleasant it is,*

when brethren live together in unity!


It is like fine oil upon the head*

that runs down upon the beard,


Upon the beard of Aaron,*

and runs down upon the collar of his robe.


It is like the dew of Hermon*

that falls upon the hills of Zion.


For there the LORD has ordained the blessing:*

life for evermore.

*Acts 4:32-35 is now read.

*Canticle 1, "A Song of Creation"  is now recited  (Benedicite, omnia opera Domini) [BCP 47, 49]

I Invocation

O all works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;*

praise him and magnify him for ever.

O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;*

praise him and magnify him for ever.


IV The People of God

O ye people of God, bless ye the Lord;*

O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;

O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;*

praise him and magnify him for ever.


O ye spirits an souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord;*

O ye holy and humble of heart, bless ye the Lord.

Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;*

praise him and magnify him for ever.


{*Back to Invocation}

*I John 1:1-2:2 is now read.


*John 20:19-31 is read. 

(*Homily follows)

The Apostles' Creed is recited by ALL- [BCP 53-4]

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried. 

He descended into hell.


The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Ghost,

the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.  Amen.

OFFICIANT:  The Lord be with you. 

PEOPLE:  And also with you

OFFICIANT:  Let us pray.

The "Our Father" (Lord's Prayer) [BCP 54]

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.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever.  Amen.


OFFICIANT:     Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery hast established the           new covenant of reconciliation:  Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship      of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through           the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,          one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. [BCP 172, 2 Easter]

OFFICIANT:     O God, who makest us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious           resurrection of thy Son our Lord:  Grant us this day such blessing through our worship of          thee, that the days to come may be spent in thy favor; through the same Jesus Christ           our Lord.  Amen.

OFFICIANT:     In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.  In the Vermont Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Luke's Episcopal         Mission, and the Rev'd Diane Root.

            I invite your prayers this morning either silently or aloud.  Please feel free to use the            Chat Box feature for your prayers to be read aloud.  This day we pray for Pat, for Eileen,       for George, for James' father, for Jim.  Are there others?

OFFICIANT:     O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of    your mercies, look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you          are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory now and for ever.  Amen. [BCP      394, #5]

OFFICIANT:     O God, who hast made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and didst send       thy blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and near:  Grant that people       everywhere may seek after thee an find thee; bring the nations into thy fold; pour our            your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of thy Kingdom; through the same thy         Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. [BCP 58]

OFFICIANT:     The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the       great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you   perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in         his sight. / And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  [BOS 27, Easter Season]

OFFICIANT:     Let us bless the Lord.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

PEOPLE:          Thanks be to God.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

Postlude:  "The Angel Rolled Away the Stone" (first & last verses

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