Short version: Romans 6: 3-4, 8-9

A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and Sisters:

Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.

If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.  We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more;

death no longer has power over Him

The word of the Lord.