Tag Archives: EASTER

PASCHALCAzT 54 – Low Sunday, Octave of Easter: Taking off the robes

It’s Low Sunday, the Octave of Easter, also called “Dominica in albis” and Quasimodo Sunday, from the Introit. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is over! Today we hear about a vastly neglected membership of our Holy Church, whose voice … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 53 – Easter Saturday: Fear not!

It’s Easter Saturday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is almost over! Today John Paul II speaks to us about the “day the Lord has made”.   Fulton Sheen instructs us about conformation to the world or to heaven.

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PASCHALCAzT 51 – Easter Thursday: Hell grasped a corpse, and met God.

It’s Easter Thursday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is well underway. St. John Chrysostom pours out his heart for us today.

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PASCHALCAzT 50 – Easter Wednesday: You are a holy seed, a new colony of bees, the very flower of my ministry

It’s Easter Wednesday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is underway. Today we some of my own musings, along with support from St. Augustine in the 5th century.  He preaches to the newly baptized with beautiful images… including bees!

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PASCHALCAzT 49 – Easter Tuesday: Christ won it, but we can lose it

It’s Easter  Tuesday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is underway. Today we some of my own musings, along with support from St. Leo the Great in the 5th century.  When you are right, you are right!

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PASCHALCAzT 48 – Easter Monday: Year by year by year

It’s Easter Monday. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Today we hear from Fulton Sheen about a new Easter point of view.

After the fire that swept off the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, here something from a disc of music from … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 47 – Easter Sunday: Leave the shrouds in the tomb

It’s Easter Sunday. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Today we hear from Fulton Sheen something that might disturb us, even on this beautiful day. Then, from the 7th century, a rush of joy.

In honor of Notre-Dame de Paris, something from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Easter Sunday: “Be sprigs!”

We observed the Sacred Triduum: the priesthood was celebrated, the Eucharistic Christ was reposed and the altar stripped, the Passion was sung and the Cross was kissed.  Our liturgical death was complete.  Then in the evening, in some places even … Continue reading

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Easter, customs, food and you!

It is a beautiful custom today to bring special foods to church for the priest’s blessings before Easter. Back at my home parish in my native place, people would bring things and, lined up at the Communion rail, we would … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Easter Thursday – diversity and wholeness

The Collect for the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form caught my eye: Deus, qui diversitatem gentium in confessione tui nominis adunasti, da, ut renatis fonte baptismatis una sit fides mentium et pietas actionum. This is a modern tinkering with … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday of Easter – COLLECT (2002MR): restored in the glory of spiritual adoption

COLLECT: (2002 Missale Romanum): Semper exsultet populus tuus, Deus, renovata animae iuventute, ut, qui nunc laetatur in adoptionis se gloriam restitutum, resurrectionis diem spe certae gratulationis exspectet. The genitives, adoptionis…resurrectionis… gratulationis, give the end of this collect a very cohesive … Continue reading

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SSPX reaction to the Anglican Ordinariate and the recent converts

Long-time participant HE alerted me to the following from the site of the SSPX. They are happy about the reception of so many former Anglicans entering into the Roman obedience. As you know, Anglicans are able to enter full union … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour

These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all! The Roman Station is … Continue reading

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Easter weirdness

From a reader: My wife and I attended the Easter vigil last night and while it was well done for a NO Mass, I still rankled at few bits. Today, Sunday morning, I was not able to attend at our … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Easter Sunday (1962MR): the remedy of eternity

We have come to the high point of the Church’s liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church sacramentally re-presents the history of our salvation from creation to Second Coming together with the earthly life of the Lord from conception and birth … Continue reading

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