Sunday, 28 March 2010

Easter Prayer

From the Gelasian Sacramentary, the oldest prayer book, compiled in about AD500 by Pope Gelasius:

'O God, we pray that the burden of sin which we carry in our souls may be dissolved for ever in the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. And, free from this deadly weight, may our souls raise with him to eternal life... We beseech thee that those who have been redeemed by his passion may rejoice in his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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