16 April – PASCHAL VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT

Readings:

I Gen 1:1 – 2:2: God saw all he had made, and indeed it was good.
Ps 103:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12-14, 24, 35: R. Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
or Ps 32: 4–7, 12–13, 20, 22: The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
II Gen 22:1-18: Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac.
Ps 15:5, 8-11: R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
III Ex 14:15 – 15:1: Tell the children of Israel to march on, to walk through the sea on dry ground.
Ex 15:1-6, 17-18: R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory.
IV Is 54:5-14: But with everlasting love, I have taken pity on you, says the Lord, your redeemer.
Ps 29:2, 4-6, 11-13: R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
V Is 55:1-11: Come to me and your soul will live. With you I will make an everlasting covenant.
Is 12:2-6: R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
VI Baruch 3:9-15,32 – 4:4: Walk in the way of God and you will live in peace forever.
Ps 18:8-11: R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
VII Ezek 36:16-28: I shall pour clean water over you and I shall give you a new heart.
Ps 41:3, 5; 42:3, 4: R. Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God.
or if Baptism takes place: Ps 50:12-15, 18, 19: Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Rom 6:3-11: Christ, having been raised from the dead, will never die again.
Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23: R. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Lk 24:1-12: Why look among the dead for someone who is alive?