Remember, this week we should be using the anthem “Pascha Nostrum” in place of the Invitatory Psalm at Morning Prayer. You can read more about its history and use here:
The Pascha Nostrum is a beautiful set of anthems that Anglican tradition uses at Easter. It is built upon three scriptural references: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, Romans 6:9-11, and 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, each bookended with an Alleluia for good measure.
It has always been in Anglican Prayer Books, but its location has changed in modern practice. Traditionally, it was placed among the Propers (the Collects and Lessons), for Easter Day; in modern books it is placed in the Morning Prayer liturgy. It’s interesting to note how the rubrics for this canticle have changed over the years.
At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm: O Come, let us, &c. these Anthems shall be sung or said.
At Morning Prayer, instead of the Venite, the following shall be said, and may be said throughout the Octave.
During the first week of Easter, the Pascha Nostrum, without antiphons…
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