Sunday of the Resurrection
Morning and Evening are two “hinges” of the day in the Church’s ritual prayer. Over the days of the Easter Triduum, a household may come together to pray Evening Prayer before dinner.
Begin by making the Sign of the Cross
Psalm 110:1-5, 7
If two or more people are praying together, then the stanzas of the psalm can be recited aloud alternately between two groups
The Lord’s revelation to my Master:
‘Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet.’
The Lord will wield from Sion
your sceptre of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.
A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.
The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
‘You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedek of old.’
The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head.
If a group is praying together, then one person should read the reading aloud
Christ has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place for ever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying.
Pause for silent reflection after the reading
All recite together
My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant.
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
Conclude by making the Sign of the Cross
Excerpts from the English translation Divine Office, © 1974, the hierarchies of Australia, England and Wales, Ireland.