Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone!

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. cuaguy says:

    Happy Easter to you as well Father.

  2. Blessed Easter to you, Father Zuhlsdorf. May God reward you for your service.

  3. Chris says:

    Happy Easter Father!

    May God bless you and your important apostolate this year.

  4. Happy Easter to you Father, your family and brother priests as well !

    Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!

  5. Nora C says:

    And the same to you and yours, Father.

  6. Dave says:

    Happy Easter to you as well, Father Z!

  7. Jenny Z says:

    A happy and blessed Easter to you as well, Father!

  8. Tom A. says:


    We were visiting Wash DC this Easter and went to St Mary Mother of God for Mass in the Extraordinary Form. It was Father\’s first solemn mass and he did a wonderful job. The music was exquisite. The reverence and focus entirely on Christ. If only I could witness this every Sunday morning.

  9. Mary in CO says:

    A Blessed Easter, Fr. Z and everyone!

  10. Joseph says:

    a very blessed Easter and a heartfelt thank you for this your Apostolate, a beacon of sanity in an seemingly inverted world. May God repay you a hundredfold for Your good words

  11. I was blessed this morning at Holy Mass to hear my favorite line from the Roman liturgy: “Dic nobis, Maria, quid vidisti in via?” (cf. The Easter Sequence, Victimae paschali laudes. Glorious.

    Christus surrexit! Vere surrexit sicut dixit! Alleluia!

  12. Petrus says:

    Tom A.: How crowded was it at St Marys? I haven’t been in a while, but last time it was standing room only.

  13. Jake R says:

    Blessed Easter to all ++
    I attend the SSPX chapel here in Wichita, KS, and the last thing Father Robinson said in his homily was that His Excellency Bishop Fellay was about to start the ‘THIRD ROSASARY CRUSADE” of the Society and that the two intensions are going to be for the Consecration of Russia to be done (re-done?) and for greater appriciation and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ….I cannot help but think that this is like a high stakes poker game and His Excellency just pushed ‘all-in’ would this be a Crusade that would be well recieved by other Traditional minded groups like the FSSP and the ICK or could this be a big wedge used against the Society ?
    Blessed Easter +

  14. Carol says:

    Happy Easter! May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care.

  15. LCB says:

    The Easter Mass I attended had one special expression of God’s grace.

    The priest is a bit of a timid man, a good man but a bit timid. And he fearless preached the Gospel of Christ Jesus during his homily. I was stunned by the force and clarity of his speaking, and the incredible depth of truth that came from his mouth. The Spirit was strongly with him, and he obviously touched many hearts. I suspect he brought back some souls that had been away from the Church for some time, by God’s grace.

    The man very nearly received a standing ovation.

  16. A Blessed Easter to you, Father!

    Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

  17. Rellis says:

    Went to the best Ordinary Form Easter Vigil ever last night at St. John the Beloved in McLean. Celebrant was Fr. Scalia. Full complement of altar servers, incense, etc.

    Blessing of Fire, Paschal Candle Procession, Exsultet: Latin
    All 7 Lessons in the vernacular, with solemn chanting of Psalm and Collects
    Gloria in Latin with orchestral choir
    Litany in Latin
    Baptism, Confirmation, and renewal in vernacular
    Offertory, Preface, Sanctus, Canon, Pater Noster, Agnus Dei (no Sign of Peace): Latin
    Ad orientem from Preface until Communion
    Communion standing with paten, with option to kneel
    Communio, Reflection, Post-Communio in Latin

    The Ordinary Form in all its glory. This is how it was intended.

  18. Michael says:

    Thank you Father, for the wonderful work

  19. Sandra in Severn says:

    I listened EARLY this morning to Fr. Z’s Exultet podcast, then kissed my husband good night, as he labored on a college paper. This morning we both made it up and to Easter Mass on Post. We prayed for all priests and those called to a vocation to Holy Orders.

    Interestingly the altar servers were all boys, and the Lay Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist were all men, very active in the Parish.

    A sign perhaps?

  20. prof. basto says:

    Happy Easter, Father, to you and to all the fellow-readers of your wonderful blog. Thank you for your work.

    Tu nobis vitor Rex, miserere.

  21. prof. basto says:

    Tu nobis victor Rex, miserere.

    Anti-spam word: review then post.

  22. Luca says:


    I attended the Traditional Latin Mass for the first time yesterday, at the Easter Vigil. I don’t think I could have chosen a better time for my first time attending the usus antiquior. I had seen several TLMs on television before and really studied my Baronius hand missal (and visited this great blog everyday!) , but nothing could have prepared me for such a marvelous encounter with the mysteries of our faith. As a side note, I am nineteen years old, so I wasn’t motivated by any sort of nostalgia, as some hippy left-overs at my university and elsewhere might claim. I was motivated only by a hunger for authentic, undiluted Catholic liturgy that would lift up my heart to Almighty God.

    God bless you, Father, and thank you for all the work that you do. Have a blessed Easter!

  23. JaneC says:

    Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!

    We went to the Russian Catholic church last night (after we went to Easter Vigil at our Roman parish). We’ve been before, but brought five of our friends who had never been to a Russian Catholic church before (most had never been to any Eastern liturgy). We loved it, they loved it, the parish were glad to have us, and it was truly a night brighter than any day, extending nearly to the dawn.

    Have a blessed and glorious Pascha, Fr. Z!

  24. Martin says:

    A joyful and blessed Easter to you Father.

  25. Paul says:

    Happy Easter, Father and everyone else!

  26. Jim says:

    A blessed pascha, Father. Christ is truly risen!

  27. Patrick says:

    Christ is Risen!

    Indeed he is Risen!

  28. David says:

    A very Happy Easter to you, Father!

    God continue to bless your ministry and work.

  29. Vincenzo says:

    Happy Easter Father!

  30. Tara says:

    Have a blessed Easter Father!

  31. Joan M says:

    A Happy and Holy Easter to Fr. Z. and all our friends on the blog.

  32. Fr. Anthony says:

    I also send you my Easter greetings. As you appreciate good cooking, see under today’s date on http://pagesperso-orange.fr/civitas.dei/reflections04.09.htm

    With a glass of Château Hauts de Pez 2003, and my prayers for you and yours.

    Fr. Anthony

  33. Wishing you every joy on this glorious Festival Day!

  34. Happy Easter, Father!

  35. Ann says:

    A blessed and joyful Easter to you Fr. Z, and to the many people who frequent this blog.

  36. Josiah Ross says:

    A blessed easter to you, father!

  37. momoften says:

    A Blessed Easter to you today Father Z. May God continue to bless you for all the wonderful work you do for us.

  38. RichR says:

    Happy Easter to my favorite blogger. May the Lord continue to bless your efforts here, and may He bring you blessings upon blessings!

  39. JoyfulMom7 says:

    I echo what Joseph said –

    “a very blessed Easter and a heartfelt thank you for this your Apostolate, a beacon of sanity in an seemingly inverted world. May God repay you a hundredfold for Your good words”

    Happy Easter, Father (my “far-away-priest”)

  40. Immaculatae says:

    A joyful and blessed Easter to you,Father Z.

  41. Kaneohe says:

    A blessed and happy Easter be yours Father Z.

    Many thanks for all your hard work, your joyful appreciation of daily life, and the spiritual nourishment you provide for us.

    May God’s grace continue to fill your heart, life, and ministry.

  42. Tom A. says:

    Petrus: The church was packed. Several were standing in the back. I have been to many EF Masses in my home state of CT, but this one took the cake. Amazing.

  43. QMJ says:

    Happy Easter to you, Father.
    Christ is risen!

  44. Jillian says:

    Happy Easter, Fr. Z!

  45. Martha says:

    A Blessed Pascha, as our Orthodox cousins would say.

  46. May all have a blessed and joyful Easter.

  47. Reginald Pole says:

    A happy and blessed Pasqua to you Father.

  48. David Martin says:

    Happy Easter Father. And thank you for your apostolate. My favourite blog and, by far, the most informative.

  49. Joan Ellen says:

    Happy Easter Fr. Z. And thank you for your work on this blog, your bloggers, and the EXSULTET. The whole Church is blessed because of this blog.

  50. Megan says:

    A very blessed Easter to you, too, Father. –And may God abundantly bless your blog.

  51. Mari F. says:

    Easter blessings to you Father. What a wonderful Triduum we experienced at St. Mary’s. To have the most beautiful liturgies with such reverent priests AND the Communion rail brought back was more than I had ever hoped for! Thank you for spending these holy days with us and please come again!

  52. Ben says:

    Hey Fr. Z it was great having breakfast with you this morning! Loved the impersonations! Hope you come back to St. Mary’s soon.

  53. Ben says:

    No, it’s St. Mary’s in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  54. Ernie B says:

    A Happy and Blessed Easter to you Father.

  55. Jane says:

    Thank you Father. I extend the same greetings to you and will keep you in my prayers.

  56. Gloria says:

    God bless you, Father, and thank you for all you do. Happy Easter from a Trad, filled heart and soul with the Triduum and a glorious Easter Sunday Solemn High EF Mass at St. Stephen’s Sacramento.

  57. Gil says:

    Dear Fr. Z:
    We wouldn’t have this privilege to thank you for giving us an opportunity to thank you and to pray for God’s blessing’s for your sacrifices without WDTPRS and your works.
    Please receive our humble gift of love for all you do and thanks from the heart from another trady.

  58. michigancatholic says:

    Happy Easter to you too, Fr. Z.

    And thank you for coming to St. Mary’s for Holy Week. The Vigil was beautiful and reverent and for that I am very grateful to you, Fr. Sirico, Fr. Grondz, the servers & readers, the choir and everyone else who helped.

  59. RJSciurus says:

    Happy Easter from America’s Heartland. May God shower you and your work with His grace. And welcome home to all those readers received into Holy Mother Church this year. (JoyfulMom7 et al) :-)

  60. Bobby J says:

    Happy Easter to you Father Z!
    And best wishes to Msgr. Fellay and his efforts to see Russia consecrated

  61. Clinton says:

    Happy Easter to you Fr. Z., and to all my fellow readers of this blog. Father, thank you for

  62. Stitchwort says:

    A blessed and happy Easter to you, Father Z!

  63. Chris says:

    I go to St. Mary’s in D.C. every Sunday.

    While we’ve gotten nothing out of Summorum Pontificum due to a very unfriendly bishop in terms of tradition, the upside is St. Mary’s is packed every Sunday.

    And the priest who said his first Solemn High Mass is actually a priest of the New York Diocese studying at Catholic U. He’s fantastic too.

  64. Sanctus Tint says:

    Dear Father Z, Happy Easter and may God bless you and your work.

    Thanks in no small part to you, I (a severely lapsed cradle Catholic) was received back (confirmed) into the Church this Easter, and my children were baptised and/or received back to.

    Your blog and podcast played an essential role on my way back to the Faith and I will pray for you and your Apostolate to touch more souls for our Lord this way.

    Allelujah from Australia! He is risen indeed.

  65. Jason says:

    God bless and keep you Father.
    Happy Easter. “He is Risen.”

  66. Mark says:

    “Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!”

    Happy Easter everyone!

  67. joebe says:

    A joyful Easter season to all.

    I was fortunate enough to attend the EF form of the Easter vigil at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on Chicago’s south side. I wanted to experience this once more before I die. It was beautiful, from the fire out on the front sidewalk to the blessing of the Easter baskets at the end. Despite the joy of the season, it makes me so sad to witness what we have lost. Why, oh why?

  68. Joseph C. says:

    Same to you, Fr. Z

  69. Ioannes Andreades says:

    A blessed Easter to you, Father Zuhlsdorf, and to all your readers as well!

  70. Mitchell NY says:

    Thank you Father and Happy Easter to you and all who are close to you as well.

  71. J. Wong says:

    May the joy of Easter remain with you alwayas, Father.

  72. pinoycatholic says:

    Happy Easter to you too Father and to all WDTPRSers and ZChatters!

  73. Make me a Spark says:

    Happy Easter to you Father Z. We appreciate all you do, your wisdom and diligence, kindness and faithfulness to God.

    He is Truly Risen!

  74. Jason says:

    He is Risen. Indeed He is Risen, ALLELUIA!
    Glory to God in the Highest and peace to men of goodwill!

  75. Peter Ochwal says:

    Chrystus Zmartwychwstal! Prawdziwie Zmartwychwstal! (Poliah)
    Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!

  76. Peter Ochwal says:

    Polish, not Poliah :)

  77. rcesq says:

    Christos anesti! Alithos anesti! Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

    We went to a Russian Greek Orthodox Catholic service in English that started at midnight, lasted more than three hours, was completely chanted (except for the homily), and called for repeated loud affirmations from the congregation that Christ is indeed risen. The acclamation “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life,” was especially participatory with everyone’s stomping their feet at the “trampling.” We would’t have been as inspired to attend this wonderful liturgy if it weren’t for Fr. Z’s blog, which so marvelously reminds us of the rich traditions in our faith. Thank you, Father!

  78. Melody says:

    Happy Easter Father!

    Some good news: I went to mass with my friendly agnostic roommate. She’s now saying she may want to convert. Please pray for her.

    Also, since we are both anime fans, I want to share the most concise summation of “why Latin?” as I explained it to her: “It’s like the dub vs. subtitles.”

  79. jasmine tea says:

    Happy Easter, Father Z!

    Fukkatsu-sai omedetou gozaimasu! (Japanese)

  80. Nana says:

    Happy Easter, Fr. Z, from here in n. central IA. May God continue to bless you and your apostolate.

  81. Snowowl123 says:

    Happy Easter Father Z!

  82. Londiniensis says:

    « Victimae paschali laudes immolent Christiani. Agnus redemit oves: Christus innocens Patri Reconciliavit peccatores »

    A Holy and Happy Easter to you Father, and to all your contributors and readers.

  83. fr. dave says:

    Buona Pasqua

  84. irishgirl says:

    Happy and holy Easter, Fr. Z!

    Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit! Alleuia!

    Maria, Regina Coeli Laetare! Alleluia!

  85. Brian says:

    Happy Easter, father!

  86. Marcin says:

    Christos anesti!

  87. Emil Berbakov says:

    Happy Easter Father!

  88. Joe says:

    A Blessed and Happy Easter to you, Fr. Z.

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