Traditional Opening Prayers For The Season Of Easter

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The prayers below, some of which are based on centuries-old texts, express the themes of Easter (Pascha) worship. Adapt these prayers to local usage and style.

Easter Day (Easter Eve or Dawn)

O God, who for our redemption gave your only begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy; grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son to our Lord,...


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