Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia! — The Lord is truly risen, alleluia!

Luke 24:34 (Easter Lauds antiphon)
Apart from Easter, all would remain shrouded in darkness. Easter alone brings out the fact that in this “form of a servant” the King was truly concealed. The message of Easter is the Christian message, and the Christian Church is the Church of the Resurrection. It was not until Easter had taken place that the church was formed. This is the foundation of the Christian faith and of the Christian church.

—Emil Brunner, Lenten-Easter Source Book (adapt.)
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

      Brightness of God’s glory and exact image of God’s person, whom death could not conquer nor the tomb imprison: as you have shared our frailty in human flesh, may we share your immortality in the Spirit. Let no shadow of the grave terrify us, and no fear of darkness turn our hearts from you.  Reveal yourself to us this day and all our days, as the first and the last, the Living One, our immortal Savior and Lord,  through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,  who with the Father and the Holy Spirit  lives and reigns, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Psalm 118:1–4, 13–24 — Jeremiah 31:1–6 — Acts 10:34–43 — John 20:1–18