This is the high point of the Church’s liturgical year. On our beautiful Sunday, we celebrate how our humanity rose from the dead in Christ. We can live forever because of Him.
Let’s see Easter Sunday’s Collect for the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. It is an adaptation of a prayer in the Gelasian Sacramentary. The Novus Ordo version actually returned to the more ancient text.
Deus, qui hodierna die, per Unigenitum tuum, aeternitatis nobis aditum, devicta morte, reserasti: vota nostra, quae praeveniendo aspiras, etiam adiuvando prosequere.