Resurrection of Christ, fresco in the vault of the Parish Church in Zirl, Austria.

O God, who on this day through your only begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

— From the Collect prayer, Easter Mass during the day, Roman Missal


Readings for the Mass of Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord

Reflection by Msgr. Joseph Prior, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville

Easter hymn with lyrics: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”