Antiphons for Easter

Alternate antiphons for Gospel canticles

The following antiphons for the Canticle of Zechariah at Lauds (Morning Prayer) and the Canticle of Mary at Vespers (Evening Prayer) are offered as alternatives until the new English translation is ready. The ones below are translated from the Latin breviary available at iBreviary.org. Not all antiphons for all years are currently available; updates will come occasionally.

Resurrection Sunday

LAUDS (MORNING PRAYER)

A And early in the morning, the day after the Sabbath, they come to the tomb, at the rising of the sun, alleluia.

VESPERS (EVENING PRAYER)

A At a late hour on the day after the sabbath, the disciples were gathered behind locked doors, Jesus stood in their midst and said to them: Peace be with you, alleluia.

Divine Mercy Sunday

FIRST VESPERS

A On the eighth day, with the doors locked, the Lord entered and said: Peace be with you, alleluia.

LAUDS

A Place your hand here, and notice the nails’ location; be not unbelieving, but have faith, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A Thomas, you have believed because you have seen; blessed those who have not seen and have believed, alleluia.

Third Sunday of Easter

FIRST VESPERS

A Remain with us, Lord, for evening now falls and the day draws to its end, alleluia.

LAUDS

A Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer and rise from the dead on the third day? Alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A The bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world, alleluia.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

FIRST VESPERS

A Amen, I say to you: the one who enters through the gate is shepherd of the sheep. He goes before the sheep and they follow him, for they know his voice, alleluia.

B I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep, alleluia.

C My sheep hear my voice, and I, the Lord, recognize them, alleluia.

LAUDS

A I am the gate, says the Lord. If anyone should enter through me, he will be saved and will find pasture, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A I am the good shepherd: I have come, that they might have life, and have it abundantly, alleluia.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

FIRST VESPERS

A Now the Son of Man is revealed, and God is revealed in him, alleluia.

LAUDS

A I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father except through me, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A Lord, show us the Father, and it will suffice for us. Jesus said to him, All this time I have been with you, Philip, and you have not come to know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father, alleluia.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

FIRST VESPERS

A I will ask the father, and he will give you an advocate who will remain with you for ever, alleluia.

LAUDS

A I will not leave you orphans: I go and I come to you, and your hearts will rejoice, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A Anyone who loves me is loved by my Father; and I will love him, and will show myself to him, alleluia.

Ascension Sunday

FIRST VESPERS

A Father, I have revealed your name to those you gave me. So now I pray for them and not for the world, for I come to you, alleluia.

LAUDS

A I go to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A O King of glory, Lord excelling all: today you have ascended triumphantly above the heavens. Leave us not as orphans, but send the Father’s Spirit of truth to us, alleluia.

Pentecost Sunday

FIRST VESPERS

A Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful, and enkindle the fire of your love: you who from the variety of human tongues unite all peoples in one faith, alleluia.

LAUDS

A Receive the Holy Spirit: whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, alleluia.

SECOND VESPERS

A Today the days of Pentecost are concluded, alleluia. Today the Holy Spirit appeared as flames on the disciples, and gave them the charismatic gifts, and sent them into the whole world to preach and to bear witness: whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, alleluia.