Hymn and Prayers for Easter Sunday, 9th April
"Up from the Grave he Rose"
Reading & Collect
This week's readings can be found here for this Sunday, Easter Sunday, John 20.1-18. Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday
A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) Easter Communion Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast: God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips. You striped in secret with breath-taking whips, Those crooked rough-scored chequers may be pieced To crosses meant for Jesu's; you whom the East With draught of thin and pursuant cold so nips Breathe Easter now; you serged fellowships, You vigil-keepers with low flames decreased, God shall o'er-brim the measures you have spent With oil of gladness, for sackcloth and frieze And the ever-fretting shirt of punishment Give myrrhy-threaded golden folds of ease. Your scarce-sheathed bones are weary of being bent: Lo, God shall strengthen all the feeble knees.
To Pray for
Peace among all nations - and an end to the ongoing war between the Ukraine and Russia.
Where there is anger and division, bring humility and unity
A peaceful and Happy Easter