Low Sunday from the Ordinariate Customary
Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness; that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
From the writings of Lancelot Andrewes
There was then a new begetting this day. And if a new begetting, a new paternity, and fraternity both. But the ‘Today I have begotten thee’ of Christmas, how soon was he born of the Virgin’s womb he became our brother, sin except, subject to all our infirmities; so to mortality, and even to death itself. And by death that brotherhood had been dissolved, but for this day’s rising. By the ‘Today I have begotten thee’ of Easter, as soon as he was born again of the womb of the grave, he begins a new brotherhood, founds a new fraternity straight; adopts us, we see, anew again by his ‘my brethren’ (Jn 20:17), and thereby he that was ‘first-begotten from the dead’ becomes ‘the first-begotten’ in this respect ‘among many brethren’ (Rom 8:20). Before he was ours, now we are his. That was by the mother’s side; – so, he ours. This is by ‘your Father’, the Father’s side; – so, we his. But half-brothers before, never of whole blood till now. Now by father and mother both, twin brothers, most fraternal brothers, we cannot be more.