First Day of Easter: Easter Sunday, Year C–Principal Service   21 comments

Above:  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome, Georgia, April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday)

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Our Spiritual Resurrections

APRIL 21, 2019

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Assigned Readings for This Sunday:

Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43

John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

The Collect:

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Some Related Posts:

On This Day, the First of Days:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/on-this-day-the-first-of-days/

Thine is the Glory:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/thine-is-the-glory/

Now the Green Blade Rises:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/now-the-green-blade-rises/

Come Away to the Skies, My Beloved:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/come-away-to-the-skies-my-beloved/

The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/the-strife-is-oer-the-battle-done/

Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/good-christians-all-rejoice-and-sing/

That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/that-easter-day-with-joy-was-bright/

Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts and Voices Heavenward Raise:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/alleluia-alleluia-hearts-and-voices-heavenward-raise/

Alleluia! Alleluia! Give Thanks to the Risen Lord:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/alleluia-alleluia-give-thanks-to-the-risen-lord/

Hail Thee, Festival Day! (Easter):

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/hail-thee-festival-day-easter/

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/at-the-lambs-high-feast-we-sing/

Alleluia, Song of Gladness:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/alleluia-song-of-gladness/

Hymn of Promise:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/hymn-of-promise/

Prayers of Thanksgiving:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/easter-prayers-of-thanksgiving/

Prayers of Confession:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/easter-prayers-of-confession/

Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-easter-sunday/

Prayer of Dedication:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/prayer-of-dedication-for-easter-sunday/

Prayer:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/prayer-for-easter-sunday/

Welcome, Thou Victor in the Strife:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/welcome-thou-victor-in-the-strife/

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Rise, heart; thy Lord is risen.  Sing his praise

Without delays,

Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise

With him may’st rise;

That, as his death calcined thee to dust,

His life may make thee gold, and much more, Just.

–George Herbert

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

St. Paul the Apostle understood the Resurrection of Jesus as a literal event.  (He was correct.)  He also used it as material for a metaphor:  Just as Jesus died and rose again, we must die to our sins and rise again spiritually.

So the Resurrection of Jesus affects us today.  It calls us to live for a purpose higher than satisfying appetites, not that all appetites are negative.  But we are more than biological creatures; we are also spiritual ones.   This higher calling has more than one aspect to it.  Evangelism is one element.  Another is treating each other properly, as fellow bearers of the image of God.  The Baptismal Covenant (found on pages 304 and 305 of The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, of The Episcopal Church) summarizes this ethic well.

That is our challenge as Christians, then.  We must, as we read in Colossians 3:5-17, put away the negative and replace it with the positive, which includes

compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience

(3:12, New Revised Standard Version)

plus forgiveness and love (3:13-14).  May we do this in the name of our Resurrected Lord and Savior, who lives inside us. Being can make more converts and better disciples than preaching can, for the former is what one is.  The latter, however, is what one says, and deeds can belie words.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 1, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT PAMPHILIUS OF CAESAREA, BIBLE SCHOLAR AND TRANSLATOR; AND HIS COMPANIONS, MARTYRS

THE FEAST OF SAINT JUSTIN MARTYR, APOLOGIST

THE FEAST OF SAINT SIMEON OF SYRACUSE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/our-spiritual-resurrections/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Advertisements

21 responses to “First Day of Easter: Easter Sunday, Year C–Principal Service

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Pingback: Easter Prayers of Thanksgiving « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  2. Pingback: Easter Prayers of Confession « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  3. Pingback: Prayer of Praise and Adoration for Easter Sunday « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  4. Pingback: Prayer of Dedication for Easter Sunday « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  5. Pingback: Prayer for Easter Sunday « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  6. Pingback: Devotion for the First Day of Easter: Easter Sunday (LCMS Daily Lectionary) « LENTEN AND EASTER DEVOTIONS BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  7. Pingback: Devotion for June 23, 24, and 25 (LCMS Daily Lectionary) « ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  8. Pingback: Devotion for June 30, July 1, and July 2 (LCMS Daily Lectionary) « ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  9. Pingback: Proper 13, Year C « ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  10. Pingback: Proper 13, Year C « SUNDRY THOUGHTS

  11. Pingback: Devotion for September 15, 16, and 17 (LCMS Daily Lectionary) | ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  12. Pingback: Our Spiritual Resurrections | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  13. Pingback: Proverbs and John, Part IX: Resurrection and Vocation | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  14. Pingback: Joshua and Acts, Part IV: God, Love, Violence, and Moral Responsibility | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  15. Pingback: Proper Priorities | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  16. Pingback: 2 Chronicles and Colossians, Part III: Suffering and the Glory of God | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  17. Pingback: Devotion for November 14, 15, and 16 (LCMS Daily Lectionary) | ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  18. Pingback: Devotion for November 20 (LCMS Daily Lectionary) | ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS

  19. Pingback: Jeremiah and Matthew, Part XI: Getting On With Life | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  20. Pingback: Religious Identity | BLOGA THEOLOGICA

  21. Pingback: Guide to Easter Devotions for March 2016 | LENTEN AND EASTER DEVOTIONS

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: