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The Third Sunday of Easter (B)

Liturgical Color: White

Themes: Word/Eucharist, fulfillment, joy, hope, revelation, scripture, path of life

Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:

Cry out with joy to God, all the earth;
O sing to the glory of his name.
O render him glorious praise, alleluia. Psalm 66:1-2 [Roman Missal]

Jubilate Deo omnis terra, alleluia: psalmum dicite nomine eius, alleluia: date gloriam laudi eius, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Ps. Dicite Deo, quam terriblia sunt opera tua, Domine! in multitudine virtutis tuæ mentientur tibi inimici tui. [Graduale Romanum, p.219]

Jubilate Deo omnis terra, alleluia: psalmum dicite nomine eius, alleluia: date gloriam laudi eius, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Ps. Dicite Deo, quam terriblia sunt opera tua, Domine! in multitudine virtutis tuæ mentientur tibi inimici tui. [Gregorian Missal, p.359]

Choose an Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from either of the two Masses for Eastertide, particularly Missa I [Graduale simplex, pp.165-171]
Ego sum pastor bonus, qui pasco oves meas, et pro ovibus meis pono animam meam, alleluia.
Psalm 23, verse 1-9

Collect:

May your people exult for ever, O God,
in renewed youthfulness of spir- it,

so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption,
we may look forward in confident hope
to the rejoicing of the day of re-sur-rection.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Ho-ly Spirit,
one God, for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15,17-19 [You put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead. /v.15]
  • Psalm 4:2 / 4 / 7-8 / 9 [R. Lord, let your face shine on us. /v.7a]
  • I John 2:1-5a [Jesus Christ is the propitiation for ous sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. /v.2]
  • Gospel Verse: See Luke 24:32 [Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn while you speak to us.]
  • Luke 24:35-48 ["Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day." /v.46]

Offertory Antiphon:

Praise the Lord, O my soul; I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live, alleluia. Psalm 145:2 **
Verses of Psalm 136 can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Lauda anima mea Dominum: laudabo Dominum in vita mea: psalmam Deo meo, quamdiu ero, alleluia. [Graduale Romanum, p.221]

Lauda anima mea Dominum: laudabo Dominum in vita mea: psalmam Deo meo, quamdiu ero, alleluia. [Gregorian Missal, p.362]

Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium from either of the two Masses for Eastertide, particularly Missa I [Graduale simplex, pp.165-171]
Ad te de luce vigilio, Deus, ut videam virtutem tuam, alleluia.
Psalm 63, verses 1-4

Prayer over the Offerings:

Re- ceive, O Lord, we pray
these offerings of your exultant Church,

and, as you have given her cause for such great gladness,
grant also that the gifts we bring
may bear fruit in perpe-tu-al happiness.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Preface III of Easter: [Christ living and always interceding for us]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

He never ceases to offer himself for us
but defends us and ever pleads our cause before you:
he is the sacrificial Victim who dies no more,
the Lamb, once slain, who lives for ever.

Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…

Communion Antiphon:

(B) The Christ had to suffer and on the third day rise from the dead;
in his name repentance and remission of sins
must be preached to all the nations, alleluia. Luke 24:46-47 [Roman Missal]

— or —

The disciples recognized the Lord Jesus
in the breaking of the bread, alleluia. Luke 24:35 [Roman Missal]

Cantate Domino, alleluia: cantate Domino, benedicite nomen eius: bene nuntiate de die in diem salutare eius, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 96:2 [Graduale Romanum, p.222]
Psalm 96:1,3,4,7-8a,8b-9a,11-12a can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Cantate Domino, alleluia: cantate Domino, benedicite nomen eius: bene nuntiate de die in diem salutare eius, alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 96:2 [Gregorian Missal, p.363]

Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from either of the two Masses for Eastertide, particularly Missa I [Graduale simplex, pp.165-171]
In Galilæa Iesum videbitis sicut dixit vobis, alleluia.
Psalm 16, verses 1-10

Prayer after Communion:

Look with kindness upon your people, O Lord,
and grant, we pray,
that those you were pleased to renew by eternal myste- ries,

may attain in their flesh
the incorruptible glory of the re-sur-rec-tion.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Solemn Blessing: [6. Easter Time]

May God, who by the Resurrection of his Only Begotten Son
was pleased to confer on you
the gift of redemption and of adoption,
give you gladness by his blessing.
Amen.

May he, by whose redeeming work
you have received the gift of everlasting freedom,
make you heirs to an eternal inheritance.
Amen.

And may you, who have already risen with Christ
in Baptism through faith,
by living in a right manner on this earth,
be united with him in the homeland of heaven.
Amen.

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphon used here is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.

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