Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!
This is the season of Easter. Easter is the greatest and most glorious feast of the Christian year, and our Easter celebration is not just on Easter Sunday. The season lasts for a full forty days, representing the days the resurrected Christ showed Himself to his disciples before He ascended into heaven. The liturgical color for Easter is white.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)
Alleluia, He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Collect for Easter
O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy; Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the same thy Son Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect for Monday in Easter Week
O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold thee in all thy works; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect for Tuesday in Easter Week
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast, may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect for the first Sunday after Easter
Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Chrst our Lord. Amen.
Collect for the fourth Sunday after Easter
O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.