Theme of the Day: Sight Marches Victorious Over Blindness
The Third Sunday of Easter gives the church one more opportunity to focus on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. It is good for us to direct our attention to these appearances since they have the power to replace spiritual blindness with sight. No matter the specific form spiritual blindness takes, Easter has the power to replace it with sight. Easter reveals the truth of Jesus’ identity. It reveals the implications of this identity.
938 – This Is the Feast
459 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Again
445 – He’s Risen, He’s Risen
534 – Hail, O Once-Despised Jesus
629 – O God from God, O Light from Light
Prayer of the Day: O God, by the humiliation of your Son, you lifted up this fallen world from the despair of death. By his resurrection to life, grant your faithful people gladness of heart and the hope of eternal joys; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia. Christ Jesus has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Alleluia.