Celebrating Easter Tuesday from Home
In these worship resources, we continue our journey through Easter Week, following the Lord’s betrayal, suffering, death and resurrection.
“Why are you weeping?”
(Background and more details about celebrating Eastertide from home)
Quia in eo laetabitur cor nostrum,
et in nomine sancto ejus speravimus.
Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos,
quemadmodum speravimus in te.
Our hearts are glad in God,
because we trust in God’s holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Psalm 32 (33):21–22
The Liturgy of the Word
“Why are you weeping?”
There are many reasons to weep or to grieve at this time.
Weeping for loss of a loved one.
Grief for the loss of so many things that we’re used to.
Not just statistics, but family and friends and colleagues.
Jesus said to Mary, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father.”
We don’t yet know where all this will end up.
But we can pray for those most closely affected by Covid-19,
especially those who put their lives at risk in helping others.
When we come out of this,
we will need to make a radical reassessment of what is peripheral and what is essential.
Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus,
quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus, alleluia.
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good,
for God’s mercy endures for ever, alleluia.
Psalm 117 (118): 29
Music for reflection
1 The glory of the cross we sing,
the cross of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who died and rose to set us free,
our way from death to life secured.
2 As once God’s people rested safe,
protected by a lamb’s own blood,
so we acclaim the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.
3 As once the Chosen People passed
from pain to freedom through the sea,
so now baptismal water saves
the chosen, called to liberty.
4 At Passover, before he died,
Christ Jesus took the bread and wine:
‘This is my body, this my blood,
do this as my memorial sign.’
5 What once by Jesus was achieved
we celebrate with heart and soul,
recalling and effecting now
the saving work that makes us whole.
tune: Wareham LM
words: John Ainslie
The Lord’s Prayer
who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light:
Grant that we, who have been raised with him,
may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.
In these strange times, we are called to trust
Photo of candle by David Tomaseti on Unsplash