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These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.

Liturgical Year A: Nov 27, 2022 to Dec 2, 2023
Liturgical Year B: Dec 3, 2023 to Nov 30, 2024

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day - Principal Feast (White or Gold)
Within the Octave of Easter

Sunday, April 4th, 2021


The Great Vigil of Easter (click here for full text)

There are extensive rubrics in the BAS for the Great Vigil which may be found on p. 321. Ten readings from the Old Testament are provided, at least three of which are to be read. The passage from Exodus 14 is never to be omitted. Two readings from the New Testament are provided, both of which are to be read.

  1. Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  2. Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13; Psalm 46
  3. Genesis 22:1-18; Psalm 16
  4. Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21; Canticle 1: Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  5. Isaiah 54:5-14; Psalm 30
  6. Isaiah 55:1-11; Canticle 3: Isaiah 12:2-6 7
  7. Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6; Psalm 19
  8. Ezekiel 36:24-28; Psalm 42 & 43
  9. Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 143
  10. Zephaniah 3:14-20; Psalm 98

(HE) Romans 6:3-11; Psalm 114; Matthew 28:1-10; Preface of Easter

Paschal Season: The Paschal Season begins tonight and ends after evening prayer (or Compline) on the Day of Pentecost.

Paschal Candle: The new paschal candle, blessed and kindled at the first Eucharist of Easter, burns in a prominent location in the church at all liturgies during the Paschal season, and then it is returned to its customary place in the church, usually near the font. Until the first Eucharist of Easter of the following year, it is typically lit only for funerals (when it is placed near the remains of the deceased), and for baptisms. Wherever possible it should be replaced each year.

Easter Dismissal Alleluias: In liturgies throughout the Octave of Easter, the Alleluia may be doubled at the dismissal.

Stations of the Resurrection during the Paschal Season: The Church of England's Common Worship: Times and Seasons provides"Stations of the Resurrection" on p. 443 that may be used in a similar way to Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Morning Prayer: Psalm 148, 149, 150; Exodus 12:1-14; John 1:1-18; Collect 335

Holy Eucharist: During the Day: Propers 335; Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8; Preface of Easter. If the first reading is from the Old Testament, the second reading should be from Acts
In the Evening: Propers 335; Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 114; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; Luke 24:13-49

Evening Prayer: Psalm 113, 114 or 118; Isaiah 51:9-11; Luke 24:13-35 or John 20:19-23; Collect 335

Octave of Easter
Easter Dismissal Alleluias: In liturgies throughout the Octave of Easter, the Alleluia may be doubled at the dismissal. The Octave of Easter takes precedence over all other days.

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