Easter

Easter Day
Principal Feast

Gold or White

Collect

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of thy Son

hast overcome the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to thee in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.

Post Communion

God of Life,

who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son

  to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection

hast delivered us from the power of our enemy:

grant us so to die daily unto sin

that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Second Sunday of Easter
White

Collect

Almighty Father,

who hast given thine 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 alway serve thee

in pureness of living and truth;

through the merits of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord God our Father,

who through our Saviour Jesus Christ

hast assured us of eternal life

and in baptism made us one with him:

deliver us from the death of sin

and raise us to new life in thy love,

in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Third Sunday of Easter
White

Collect

Almighty Father,

who in thy great mercy gladdened the disciples

with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us,

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve thee continually in righteousness and truth;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O living God,

whose Son made himself known to his disciples

in the breaking of the bread:

open the eyes of our faith,

that we may see him in all his redeeming work;

who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

The Fourth Sunday of Easter
White

Collect

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O merciful Father,

who gavest thy Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:

keep us ever under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fifth Sunday of Easter
White

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 grace preceding 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 thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Eternal God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life:

grant us grace to walk in his way,

to rejoice in his truth,

and to share his risen life;

who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter
White

This provision is not used on or after Ascension Day.

Collect

God our redeemer,

who hast delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of thy Son:

grant, that as by his death he hath recalled us to life,

so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God our Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ doth give the water of eternal life:

may we ever thirst for thee,

the spring of life and fountain of goodness,

through him who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

 
Ascension Day
Principal Feast

Gold or White

Collect

Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God,

that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ

to have ascended into the heavens;

so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend

and with him continually dwell,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O God our Father,

who in Christ hast raised up our humanity

and fed us with the bread of heaven:

mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings,

we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter
White

Collect

O God the King of glory,

who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven:

we beseech thee, leave us not comfortless,

but send to us thine Holy Spirit to comfort us

and exalt us unto the same place

whither our Saviour Christ is gone before;

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Eternal God, giver of love and power,

whose Son Jesus Christ hath sent us into all the world

to preach the gospel of his kingdom:

so confirm us in this mission

that our lives may show forth the good news which we proclaim;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This provision is not used on the weekdays after the Day of Pentecost.

Collect

God, who as at this time

didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people

by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit

to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the same Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O faithful God,

who didst fulfil the promise of Easter

by sending to us thy Holy Spirit

and opening to every race and nation the way of eternal life:

open our lips by the same Spirit,

that every tongue may tell of thy glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.