Sunday, March 23, 2008

Christus Resurrexit

Quia Deus caritas est! Alleluia!
Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia!

CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast; Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v.7

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. Rom. vi.9

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. 1 Cor. xv.20.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

The Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Coloss. 3.1.
IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

The Gospel. St. John 20.1.
THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Cranmer wishes all of his readers and communicants a happy and blessed Easter.


Anonymous Sir Henry Morgan said...

Thank you Your Grace, and sincerely returned.

23 March 2008 at 01:34  
Blogger Alfred of Wessex said...

Christos Aneste!
Alethos Aneste!

Christ is Risen!
He is Risen indeed!


23 March 2008 at 08:46  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Eostre is no doubt happy!
I've just eaten a piece of the most divine tasting easter egg I've had in many a year.
Of course there not many easter eggs in Bangkok but at the Oriental Hotel Shop....

23 March 2008 at 09:38  
Anonymous Stu Staggers said...

Happy Easter Cranners, from all your fans at Staggers.

You are an inspirational internet presence.

23 March 2008 at 09:46  
Anonymous oiznop said...

He is risen indeed!


23 March 2008 at 10:36  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

your grace
The scientists sneer , the athiests go on a beach holiday ,

the happy and learned go to church for praise , those in darkness seek the light .

they want to claim the christ as mythical non sense, and followers deluded .

But still they have no answer for enduring love , no darwinian , no humanist , no socialist has yet surpassed the christs glory in the end

23 March 2008 at 13:18  
Blogger Manfarang said...

hear o israel
Easter Bunny gave you a miss?

23 March 2008 at 13:46  
Blogger Sam Tarran said...

A Happy Easter to you too, Your Grace. Although, to many, I think this is more appreciated as Grand Slam Sunday than Easter Sunday.

23 March 2008 at 20:32  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

you must be hopping mad ??

23 March 2008 at 21:23  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Happy Easter Your Grace.

Did your Grace hear the Archbishop of York John Sentamu's interview on R4's 1 oclock news today? He put forward a very well argued case that the essence of Britian was its Christian heritage.

The interviewer couldnt get a word in edgeways.

23 March 2008 at 21:24  
Blogger Snuffleupagus said...

Thank you Your Grace.

23 March 2008 at 22:10  
Blogger Manfarang said...

hear o isreal
I once drank the spring waters of the River Jordan.

24 March 2008 at 01:43  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

are you sure you dont mean i once drank geordie river water , which might explain a lot.

24 March 2008 at 02:30  
Blogger Manfarang said...

hear of israel
No not Newki-Brown,Nesher Malt!

24 March 2008 at 11:32  
Blogger Skin One Up said...

Thank you, Your Grace.

24 March 2008 at 16:20  

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