Mark 16:1-8 and Job 19:25-27

April 8, 2012

Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away–for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples–and Peter–that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (Mark 16:1-8 )
      “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes–I, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27)
“I know that my redeemer liveth” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtU1c5JZf0k
      

A word received: Rest in my strength — my enduring strength. It is sufficient.

Easter Day: 148, 149, 150 * 113, 114, or 118; Exod. 12:1-14**: –:: John 1:1-18**; Isa. 51:9-11***: Luke 24:13-35, or John 20:19-23***
** Intended for use in the morning: *** Intended for use in the evening
Easter Day Holy Communion: The Great Vigil: See BCP pages 288-291.
Early Service Use one of the Old Testament Lessons from the Vigil with 114; Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-10
Principal Service: 118:14-29 or 118:14-17,22-24; Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8
Evening Service: 114 or 136 or 118:14-17,22-24; Acts 5:29a,30-32 or Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; or Acts 5:29a,30-32; Luke 24:13-35
Monday: 93, 98 * 66; Exod. 12:14-27: 1 Cor. 15:1-11: Mark 16:1-8
Monday in Easter Week Holy Communion: 16:8-11 or 118:19-24; Acts 2:14-22b-32; Matthew 28:9-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 20:19-31; 1 John 5:1-6 or Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26; Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26 or Isaiah 26:2-9,19; Psalm 111 or 118:19-24).

***** Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote
      He’s alive; Alleluia.
      He is risen; Alleluia
      He is the same yesterday, today and forever; Alleluia.
      He is here to heal us today; Alleluia.
      Thanks be to God. Alleluia
      Alleluia.

***** Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 07:38:24 -0400
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: HappyEaster dear friends.

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. (3 John 1:2) Be well, God bless you, Fr. Nigel+

Albany Intercessor


St. John Chrysostom – Christ is risen and life is liberated!

April 8, 2012

[reposted from 2009]

Below is the final section – probably the best known portion – of St. John Chrysostom’s Easter sermon. May the Lord fill us with joy as we remember these truths and may the Lord help us live in the victory of His conquest over sin and hell. In Christ’s resurrection we are freed from the slavery to sin and liberated to truly live in His abundant life, to become who He created us to be. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

descentamongthedead

Art Credit: Christ’s Descent among the Dead

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Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!
Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down!
Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is Risen, and life is liberated!
Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead;
for Christ having risen from the dead,
is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

To Him be Glory and Power forever and ever. Amen!

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Listen: The Victor (Keith Green, No Compromise, 1978 ) iTunes link

Or you can watch a live 1978 performance of the song by Keith Green here.

some of the lyrics:

Swallowed into earth’s dark womb
Death has triumphed, That’s what they say
But try to hold Him in the tomb
The Son of Life rose on the third day

Just look
The gates of hell
They’re falling!
Crumbling from the inside out
He’s bursting through
The walls with laughter (Hah!)
Listen to the Angels shout

It is finished
He has done it
Life conquered death
Jesus Christ
Has won it!

His plan of battle
You know it fooled them all
They led Him off to prison to die
But as He entered Hades hall
He broke those hellish chains with a cry

Just listen to those demons screaming
See Him bruise the serpent’s head
The prisoners of Hell
He’s redeeming (Oh!)
All the power of death is dead


Easter Devotionals, Prayers and Quotes at L&B

April 8, 2012

This post is sticky.  Look for new posts below.

Easter is a 50 day season, not merely a one day celebration, so we plan to offer regular devotional posts throughout the Easter season.

Look for  several entries a week with Easter prayers, quotes and devotional reflections.   May the Lord help us live in the joy of His resurrection throughout this Easter season!

You can find all our Easter entries here:

L&B Easter Category.

He is Risen, HALLELUJAH!


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