The Second Sunday of Easter
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
1 Peter 1.3-9
For those who require an Old Testament reading on the Sundays of Easter:
Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21
If an Old Testament reading is used, the reading from Acts must be used as the second reading.
1 Corinthians 5.6b-8
Daniel 6.1-23 or
Mark 15.46 - 16.8
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Lord God our Father,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ
you have assured your children of eternal life
and in baptism have made us one with him:
deliver us from the death of sin
and raise us to new life in your love,
in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.