Evening Prayer Readings
Easter Tuesday (of the Octave)

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 115


The One Hundred Fifteenth Psalm

Non nobis, Domine.


NOT unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise; * for thy loving mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
 
Wherefore shall the heathen say, * Where is now their God?
 
As for our God, he is in heaven: * he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
 
Their idols are silver and gold, * even the work of men's hands.
 
They have mouths, and speak not; * eyes have they, and see not.
 
They have ears, and hear not; * noses have they, and smell not.
 
They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not; * neither speak they through their throat.
 
They that make them are like unto them; * and so are all such as put their trust in them.
 
But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the LORD; * he is their helper and defender.
 
Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD; * he is their helper and defender.
 
Ye that fear the LORD, put your trust in the LORD; * he is their helper and defender.
 
The LORD hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us; * even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
 
He shall bless them that fear the LORD, * both small and great.
 
The LORD shall increase you more and more, * you and your children.
 
Ye are the blessed of the LORD, * who made heaven and earth.
 
All the whole heavens are the LORD'S; * the earth hath he given to the children of men.
 
The dead praise not thee, O LORD, * neither all they that go down into silence.
 
But we will praise the LORD, * from this time forth for evermore. Praise the LORD.



 

The First Lesson


Isaiah 30:18-21


And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.



 

The Second Lesson

St. John 20:11-18

But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.



 

The Collect

Easter Tuesday

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast, may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Easter Sunday

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 the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.



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