Sunday 1 April 2018

Mass readings in Scots: Easter Sunday

First reading
Acts 10: 34, 37-43

And Petir openit his mouth, and said: Ye wate the word that is made throw al Judee, and began at Galilee eftir the baptyme that Johnne prechit, Jesu of Nazareth, how God anoyntit him with the Haligaast and virtue; quhilk passit furth m doing wele, and heling almen oppressit of the deuile, for God was with him. And we ar witnessis of althingis, in the cuntre of Iewis and of Jerusalem; quham thai slew, hanging in a tre. And God raasit this in the thrid day, and gave him to be made knawn, nocht to al pepile, bot to witnessis, before ordanit of God; to vs that ete and drannk with him, eftir that he raase agane fra dede. And he comandit to vs to preche to the pepile, and to witnes, that he it is, that is ordanit of God domesman of the quick and of the dede. To this al prophetis beris witnessing, that almen that beleues in him sal resaue remissioun of synnis be his name.

[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1905) vol 3 here]

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 117: 1-2, 16-17, 22-23

O gie thanks untill the Lord, for he is guid;
becaus his mercie induurs forevir.
Let Israel nowe saye,
that his mercie induurs forevir.

The richt han' o' the Lord is liftet up;
the richt han' o' the Lord deth vielentlie.
I sallna dee, but leive,
an' speik furth the warks o' the Lord.

The stane whilk the buuldirs despæiset
haes becum the heæd stane o' the kornir.
This is the Lord's doin';
it is mervellous in our eyne.

[From Psalm 118, The Book of Psalms in Lowland Scots Henry Scott Riddell (1857) here]

Second reading
Colossians 3: 1-4

Tharfore gif ye haue risen togiddire with Crist, seek ye tha thingis that ar abone, quhare Crist is sitting in the richthalf of God. Sauour ye tha thingis, that ar abone, nocht tha that ar on the erde. For ye ar dede, and your lijf is hid with Crist in God. For quhen Crist, your lijf, sal appere, than alsa ye sal appere with him in glorie.

[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1903) vol 2 here]

Gospel reading
John 20: 1-9

Ande in aan day of the wolk Marie Magdalene com airlie to the graue, quhen it was yit mirk. And scho saw the staan mouet away fra the graue. Tharfor scho ran, and com to Symon Petir, and to ane vther discipile, quham Jesus luvit, and sais to thame, "Thai haue takin the Lord fra the graue, and we wate nocht quhare thai haue laid him."

Tharfore Petir went out, and that ilk vthir discipile, and thai com to the graue. And thai twa ran togiddir, and the ilk vthir discipile ran before Petir, and com first to the graue. And quhen he lowtit, he saw the schetis liand, neuirtheles he entrit nocht. Tharfor Symon Petir com followand him, and he entrit into the graue, and he saw the schetis laid, and the sudarie that was on his hede, nocht laid with the schetis, bot be itself wympilit into aan place. Tharfore than the ilk discipile that com first to the graue, entrit, and saw, and beleuet. For thai knew nocht yit, the scripture, that it behuvit him to ryse agane fira deid.

[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1903) vol 2 here]

Happy Easter!

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