Happy Easter!

Everyone… simply put…

Happy Easter!

That’s all… Happy Easter, everyone!

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. mburduck says:

    Happy Easter, Father!

  2. StJude says:

    Happy Easter!

    Mat 28:6 He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.

  3. mpalardy says:

    Happy Easter to you too, Monsieur l’Abbé! Thanks again for all the wonderful work you do.

  4. off2 says:

    Happy Easter to you, Father. May our resurrected Lord bless you richly in the coming months.

  5. oblomov says:

    Happy Easter Father Z!

  6. Priam1184 says:

    Happy Easter Father!!!!!

  7. Ecclesiae Filius says:

    Happy Easter Father and my fellow readers of this site. You are all in my prayers. Happy Easter.

  8. Mike says:

    Thanks for all you do for all of us!
    Happy Easter Father!
    Laudetur Iesus Christus!

  9. Fr. A.M. says:

    Happy Easter!

  10. The Sicilian Woman says:

    Happy Easter to you, Father Z., and all who come here!

  11. UncleBlobb says:

    Et tu, Pater!

  12. jbpolhamus says:

    Happy Easter, Father. Many more!

  13. Geoffrey says:

    “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia!

    Happy Easter! Feliz Páscoa! Buona Pasqua!

    Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
    Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
    Cristo ressuscitou! Em verdade ressuscitou!
    Cristo è risorto! È veramente risorto!
    Christ est ressuscité! Il est vraiment ressuscité!
    Chrystus zmartwychwsta?! Prawdziwie zmartwychwsta?!
    ??????? ??????! ?????? ??????!

  14. Father G says:

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    Trampling down death by death,
    And upon those in the tombs
    Bestowing life!

  15. Clinton R. says:

    Happy Easter, Father! Happy Easter to all who read and comment on Father’s blog.

  16. joeclark77 says:

    Happy Easter! My first, as a Catholic… I converted, received confirmation and the Eucharist this night!

  17. Gratias says:

    Buona Pasqua Padre Z. E tante grazie per il vostro laboro per la Santa Chiesa.

  18. monmir says:

    Blessed Easter Father. many thanks for all your posts and for helping us to keep our head above the waters.

  19. Admiral-GER says:

    Frohe und gesegnete Ostern!

  20. TLM says:

    Happy Easter Father Z!!

  21. Imrahil says:

    As the best battlecry of us Christians goes…

    (imagine a drill instructor and the choir of his subordinates)

    Gaude et laetare virgo Maria alleluia
    R: Quia surrexit Christus Dominus vere alleluia!

  22. Inkstain says:

    Happy Easter, Father, and to all readers!

  23. APX says:

    Happy Easter!! We received a wonderful surprise during our vigil…the bishop actually gave our priest from the FSSP permission to confirm someone tonight. Never happened before…everrr!

  24. mammamia says:

    Happy Easter Padre Z!!!

    JoeClark77, I got goosebumps when I read your post! This is my second Easter! Alleluia!!!

    (went to TLM, lasted until 3:00 AM but it was amazing!)

  25. Blessed Easter to you, too, Fr, and all the readers of the blog.

  26. Christopher says:

    Blessed Easter to you Father.

    God Bless.

  27. Katylamb says:

    Happy Easter Father and happy Easter to all here.
    Christ is risen!

  28. Supertradmum says:

    ??????? ????????- Christ is Risen- Old Slavonic and here is a nice short version


  29. iowapapist says:

    “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? ” Happy Easter Father and fellow warriors.

  30. Magpie says:

    Happy Easter to you Father and all of your readers.

  31. SegoLily says:

    The tomb is empty! He is Risen!

    Love to all you fellow pilgrims! Especially you, joeclark77. It brings me joy to know you have converted.

    Thank you Father Z. for the gift of your teaching and helping me work out my salvation. Thank you also for screening our sometimes less than well thought out comments!

  32. Art says:

    Happy Easter, Fr. Z, and to all your readers!
    ?????! (Happy Easter in Chinese if it does show up)

  33. Peter Rother says:

    Happy Easter, Father. Cor mundum crea in me Deus.

  34. Mandy P. says:

    Happy Easter, Father Z., and to all the commenters here!

    Thanks so much, Father for all you do. As a Catholic of two years now, I have learned so much just by lurking at your blog here. ;)

    He is risen! Alleluia!

  35. xsosdid says:

    Happy Easter, and God bless you Father.

  36. jhayes says:

    Happy Easter to all here.

  37. St. Louis IX says:

    A Happy and Holy Easter to all.

  38. FloridaJoan says:

    He is risen ! Allelulia Allelulia

    Happy Easter Fr. and happy easter to all reading .

    pax et bonum

  39. Elizabeth R says:

    Happy and blessed Easter to Fr Z and all.
    Christus resurrexit! Vere resurrexit!

  40. Pax--tecum says:

    Pater reverende, Christus surrexit, alleluja! Resurrectio Domini nostri Jesu Christi sit tibi fons gratiae et consolationis. Oremus pro invicem!

  41. ReginaMarie says:

    Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
    The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

    If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.

    If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.

    If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.

    If anyone has labored from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let him keep the feast. If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; for he shall suffer no loss. If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near without hesitation. If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let him not fear on account of his delay. For the Master is gracious and receives the last, even as the first; he gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first. He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one he gives, and to the other he is gracious. He both honors the work and praises the intention.

    Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward. O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy! O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day! You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today! The table is rich-laden; feast royally, all of you! The calf is fatted; let no one go forth hungry!

    Let all partake of the feast of faith. Let all receive the riches of goodness.

    Let no one lament his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.

    Let no one mourn his transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.

    Let no one fear death, for the Saviour’s death has set us free.

    He that was taken by death has annihilated it! He descended into hades and took hades captive! He embittered it when it tasted his flesh! And anticipating this Isaiah exclaimed, “Hades was embittered when it encountered thee in the lower regions.” It was embittered, for it was abolished! It was embittered, for it was mocked! It was embittered, for it was purged! It was embittered, for it was despoiled! It was embittered, for it was bound in chains!

    It took a body and, face to face, met God! It took earth and encountered heaven! It took what it saw but crumbled before what it had not seen!

    “O death, where is thy sting? O hades, where is thy victory?”

    Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!

    Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!

    Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!

    Christ is risen, and life reigns!

    Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!

    For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the First-fruits of them that slept.

    To him be glory and might unto ages of ages. Amen.

    (Composed during the ministry of St. John Chrysostom in the late 4th or early 5th century)

  42. acardnal says:

    Blessed Easter, Fr. Z. And thank you for this blog.

  43. lana says:


    This is the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi blessing!

    JoeClark77, Congratulations! I did pray for you last night!

    Happy Easter to all!

  44. Laura R. says:

    A most blessed Easter to you too, Father!

  45. A Happy and Holy Easter to all of you! Especially to you, Father Z!

  46. eiggam says:

    Blessed Easter to Father and everyone who reads and posts on this blog.


  47. Jeannie says:

    A beautiful way to enter our family Joe! God bless you and Happy Easter!
    And a blessed and Happy Easter to you Father and to all ! He is risen! Alleluia!

  48. OrthodoxChick says:

    A Holy, Happy, and Blessed Easter to you, Fr. Z., and to all here.

    Many thanks to you, Father, for all of your time and effort managing your blog for us. I would have never known the beauty and mystery of the Latin Mass if not for your blog. I’m so grateful to the Holy Spirit for leading me to you. I still have so much to learn, but there’s no better place to do that than at the latin Mass and here with you.

    I hope that you are thoroughly enveloped in the Peace of the Lord and His Blessings this day and every day.

  49. Lucas Whittaker says:

    What a beautiful day!

    It is great to be a Catholic.

    Welcome to all who came into the Church. May God continue to draw you closer to himself as you grow in the faith.

    Happy Easter to everyone! We are doubly blessed since Jesus opened the life of grace to us and mother Church helps us to keep the mysteries of the faith in our heart through the beauty of the liturgical year. Wow! It is great to be Catholic.

  50. Angie Mcs says:

    A very Happy Easter to you, Father, I am so blessed to be celebrating my first anniversary in the Church this Easter!

    Thank you Father, for all I have learned here, the ability to express my feelings and to share the wisdom and insight of so many here. Happy Easter to all!

  51. KGH says:

    Happy Easter, Father Z.! I hope that you have an opportunity to enjoy this day with family and friends (and good food, of course!). Thank you for your faithful shepherding in this ever darker and more confusing world! We need you!

  52. wanda says:

    He is risen as he said! Alleluia! Happy Easter, Fr. Z. and all who enter here!

  53. Eric says:

    Thank you Father.

    Glad Pask.

  54. SKAY says:

    Happy Easter to you Father Z–and to all the readers of your blog. It is such a blessing.

  55. Nicandro says:

    Buona Pasqua! In mia casa.
    Pasg Hapus! In our vernacular.
    Happy Easter! As they say in the poor land to the east that can’t play rugby.
    Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!

  56. Charivari Rob says:

    He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

  57. Anchorite says:

    A Blessed Easter to you too, Fr. Zuhlsdorf!

  58. Andreas says:

    Father, wishing you and all here a most joyous and Blessed Easter from the Tirol…where we are ankle-deep in freshly fallen Spring snow. Ein frohe und Gesegnete Ostern!

  59. Phillip says:


  60. Marcello says:

    Buona Pasqua! I attended a wonderful NO Mass in Latin this morning at my parish. The weather is fantastic, a glorious start to Easter Sunday, considering we are due for rain later on this afternoon.

    For those of you who did not see the Urbi et Orbi live earlier this morning, it is posted on YouTube and on the Vatican CTV site. Stylistically it is light years behind what we have seen in the past under Benedict and John Paul II. No mozzetta, no liturgical vestments and mitre (like Benedict), no throne, no multi-lingual Easter greetings, nary a smile on the Holy Father’s face, reading his address from a wooden lectern that partially obscured his face, donning a stole for the blessing and taking it off like he was afraid of contagion. Now go to YouTube and watch Benedict’s from Easter 2012. That man looked, acted and spoke like a Pope. All our concerns in regard to the ceremonial of Francis’ pontificate can be summed up in three words: low, low, low.

    I know I will be castigated for throwing cold water on such a joyous day, but I honestly cannot warm up to this man, I feel no connection, see no warmth or humility in him which the press keeps trumpeting incessantly. My wife–who did some acting in her earlier years–said Francis projects no “presence,” that he is very tentative and nervous in front of crowds, but that he looks at ease one-to-one or in small groups, like when he was greeting Rome’s civil officials before the Via Crucis.

    A priest friend told me that we have the consolation to have lived under two great pontificates, that of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, that throughout history the great majority of Popes have been, in fact, quite ordinary and rarely exceptional. We have been spoiled these last 33 or so years!

  61. oldcanon2257 says:

    Happy Easter to you, Father Z, and all WDTPRS readers worldwide!!!

    Having participated in the discussions around here in the past few days (more frequently than usual for me), may all WDTPRSers be reminded by the words of our beloved Apostle to the Gentiles:

    “But if you bite and devour one another; take heed you be not consumed one of another.” (Galatians 5:15)

  62. LarryW2LJ says:

    Same to you Father, and all your readers – a very Blessed Easter! Alleluia!
    Wesolego Alleluja!

  63. Mariana says:

    Happy Easter, Father!

  64. mamajen says:


    Maybe start your own blog?

  65. CPT TOM says:

    Happy Easter to you Father Z, and all those who rejoice in Christ’s Resurrection! Allelulia, Alleluia!

  66. mamajen says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

    We had a very beautiful mass this morning with a talented brass ensemble to accompany the always great choir, and it was packed as usual!

    We found out that our beloved monsignor passed away last night. He was in his 90’s I believe, and only gave up helping with mass and doing confessions a few months ago. We were blessed to have him as the one stable presence in our parish as we dealt with priests coming and going, scandal, and a merger. He will be missed, but I can’t think of a better time to go to Heaven.

    Congratulations to all of the new Catholics, and those who celebrated the anniversary of their conversion last night–you are an inspiration.

    And, finally, thank you Father Z for this blog. You (and my fellow commenters) help keep my faith on my mind and give me a lot to think about.

  67. Priam1184 says:

    Congratulations to all new Catholics!

    Regina coeli, laetare, alleluia!
    Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia!
    Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia!
    V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia!
    R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!

    Laudetur Iesus Christus! Nunc et in aeternum…

  68. Happy Easter to you also, Father!

  69. Ambrose Jnr says:

    Happy Easter, Fr Z :-) ??????

    Happy Easter to my fellow wdtprs’ers !

    PS: I hope the Chinese font will show correctly…

  70. bernadette says:

    Happy Easter, Father Z, and thanks for all you do!

  71. The Sicilian Woman says:

    Welcome and congratulations, JoeClark77, and all other new Catholics!

  72. a catechist says:

    Happy Easter to you, too, Father! Thank you for all your do!

  73. PA mom says:

    Happy Easter to all! Our Church was packed, our sermon was strong (mentioned Pope Francis and opening your heart to Jesus and a bit more), the children were well behaved, and our weather has been lovely. Very wonderful day.
    Thank you Father.

  74. Catholictothecore says:

    A joy-filled Easter to all! Thank you, Fr., Z. for all that you do. God Bless.

  75. patergary says:

    “Christo Anesti” Alethos Anesti!
    A blessed Easter Fr. Z!

  76. Catholic Granny says:

    Happy Easter Fr. Z and thank you for all that you do in His name.

  77. benedetta says:

    Happy Easter to you, Father Z., and to everyone!

  78. tealady24 says:

    A most blessed Easter, Fr. Z! He is risen and we have our hope in Him!

  79. Marcello says:

    mamajen says:


    Maybe start your own blog?

    No, but I think I will just attend Mass in my parish and go about my life paying little attention to what happens in the glorious reign of “Francis the Humble.” Now trying stop my friend in the Vatican from texting me every bit of curial gossip is another story, but ignoring it will probably be best for my sanity and soul.

    Remember for our Orthodox brethren that May 5th will be Easter for them. Don’t forget to wish them a Buona Pasqua next month!

  80. MouseTemplar says:

    “Hear the white-clad Angel ‘s voice bid the universe ‘Rejoice!”

    A glad Easter greeting to all!

  81. Happy Easter, Father Z. and all my fellow readers of this wonderful blog. I’m still a bit damp from my own Tiber swim, and I am very, very happy to be a part of the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Deo gratias! Alleluia!

  82. sthelensrcbarry says:

    A very happy and holy Easter to you Father, and thanks for your column in the Catholic Herald so we in the UK can learn more about the Liturgy.

  83. bookworm says:

    Happy Easter to all! Two items of interest:

    — Our Bp. Paprocki gave the Apostolic Blessing with plenary indulgence at Mass this morning… kind of a nice surprise (and me and DD went to confession exactly 8 days ago so we’re good :-)
    — For Lent I gave up putting cream/milk in my coffee. (Thought about giving up coffee completely but decided that would be too drastic. ) I never used to be able to stand black coffee and this “give up,” tiny though it was, was a bit difficult at first . Well, this morning I had two cups of coffee with special flavored creamer set aside for the occassion… and found I actually kinda prefer my coffee black now that I’ve gotten used to it. Of course, I guess your Lenten sacrifice/penance should ideally become a habit, to the point where you keep doing it even after Lent is over because it no longer seems like a penance to you. Has anyone else experienced this?

  84. oldcanon2257 says:

    Since we’re discussing the Easter Season, here are images from the Spanish site CyR (Ceremonia y rúbrica) of the Chrism Mass in the Archdiocese of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. I’m posting the link so that the liberals could look at them frequently then lament “the imperfect rite (i.e. ‘the unformed mass sometimes referred to as the extraordinary form’) that preceded ‘the 1973 reformed rite’ for a couple centuries” (as described earlier by frjim4321 in another thread, his exact wording):


    Hopefully Michael Sean Winters will get to enjoy these pictures too, since he was always whining about the dignified Roman vestments and the tall precious mitre H.E. the Most Reverend Alexander Sample was vested in while the good bishop was in Marquette, Indiana.

    I suspect Mr. Winters and his N(c)SRers visit Father Z’s blog more often than they care to admit, hehe… Given how they view Abp. Sample, imagine their reaction in seeing Abp. Wolfgang Haas in full episcopal vestments/pontificalia being surrounded by his spiritual sons vested for Mass. :D

    I saw those Chrism Mass pictures earlier on New Liturgical Movement site…

  85. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Happy Easter, Father!

    JoeClarke – congratulations! And welcome, welcome!

  86. Desertfalcon says:

    A very happy Easter to you as well, Father!

  87. MacBride says:

    Happy Easter to all

  88. crystal4zc says:

    Happy Easter Father! He has risen…the perfect reason for a glorious day! God Bless!

  89. Happy Easter, Father!

  90. MaryW says:

    Happy Easter to you Father Z and all your readers! May you have a blessed Easter Season. Welcome to all who were received into the Church during the Easter Vigil.

  91. Melody says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

  92. AloysiusJM says:

    Happy Easter!!!

  93. Facta Non Verba says:

    Thank you.

    Happy Easter!

  94. Katylamb says:

    Bookworm: Nope, haha, that didn’t work for me. I gave up having my morning coffee in bed. We have to start our day at three AM because of my husband’s work, and I’d fallen into that bad habit, lounging around drinking a pot of coffee and checking out the blogs on my laptop- especially this one. So I gave up, not coffee, but coffee in bed and I stuck to it, praise Jesus! Every morning I trudged dutifully to the kitchen table to drink my coffee. However, this morning found me once more lounging among my pillows with my cup and my laptop, delighting in my coffee in bed. :)
    Happy Easter to you.

  95. Rose in NE says:

    Happy Easter!

  96. netokor says:

    Regina coeli laetare, Alleluia,
    Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia,
    Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia.
    Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.

    Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
    For He whom you merited to bear, alleluia,
    Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
    Pray for us to God, alleluia.

  97. JayDeee says:

    Happy Easter, everyone!

    Joining The Sicilian Woman in welcoming new Catholics. It’s been one year for me! Seems like only a week! I love being Catholic.

  98. donato2 says:

    The joy of the Resurrection is immense.

    (Bookworm: A true coffee lover drinks his coffee black. The coffee however must be fresh, good and, in my opinion, strong. I have taught Italians to love American coffee, the way I make it. )

  99. poohbear says:

    Happy Easter Fr Z!

    Congratulations and Welcome to all the newly minted Catholics.

  100. JKnott says:

    Happy Easter Father and thank you! Easter joy and blessings to all readers of this wonderful blog.

  101. Andkaras says:

    Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia ! Ora pro nobis Deus, Alleuia! Welcome all new Catholics !

  102. skl says:

    Happy Easter! Christ is risen indeed, alleluia! I was too recieved into the Catholic church during the Easter Vigil and recieved the Sacraments of Confirmation & Holy Communion (having been baptized about 10 years ago in my former Protestant church.) I’m ecstatic, feels like I’m walking on air :)

    P.S. To anyone else living in NYC — Holy Innocents church (37th St, just west of Broadway) is celebrating sung Masses (missa cantata) in the Extraordinary Form every day during the Octave of Easter (this week) at 6PM — usually they are Low Masses in the evening (or some days sung?) but every day this week will be a sung Mass. Perhaps Father Z would like to share this with his readers too as I recall he has done with services there in the past.

    To all, again, Happy Easter and God Bless!

  103. Mitchell NY says:

    Felix Pascha Patris Z.

  104. avecrux says:

    Happy Easter, Father. :)

  105. Mari Kate says:

    Happy Easter Father Z
    and thank you Father G for
    Christ is Risen from the Dead …
    Trampling down Death by Death
    And upon those in the Tomb,
    Bestowing Life!!!
    Have been singing it and stamping my feet to it all day (its what our little Byzantine Church does on Pasca) Attended Western rite today, but my heart beats for both rites.
    Happy Pasca Happy Easter to one and to all! Indeed He is truly Risen!

  106. frjim4321 says:

    Same to you!

  107. Rachel K says:

    A very Happy Easter to you Fr Z! May The Lord bless you richly. And thankyou for your work for Him and us.
    May I send an Easter greeting to joeclark77? Happy Easter Joe and many congratulations!
    Your coming into the Church helps to strengthen our faith, in a way I can’t put into words easily. It always gives a frisson of great joy when an adult converts to the catholic faith. My husband became a Catholic two years after we married and when I think of his reception mass I still feel excited even after nearly twenty years.
    I prayed for you and hope you will be gatly blessed, especially over the Easter season.
    He is risen indeed, alleluia!

  108. Andreas says:

    Wishing all a Blessed Easter Monday (Ostermontag) from the Tirol…where today it is a national holiday.

  109. The Masked Chicken says:

    Easter is one long, continuous, seven day, “day,”, so,



    The Chicken

  110. ocalatrad says:

    Happy Easter! For our first Easter as a married couple, we lit our home paschal candle with the fire from the Easter Vigil and had a sumptuous feast surrounded by our family in our new home. Mass was glorious–candlelight until the Gloria, Mozart Mass in B Flat Major for the ordinary and various instrumental interludes throughout. A truly beautiful Easter, indeed.

  111. CrimsonCatholic says:

    He is risen!

  112. kelleyb says:

    Happy Easter!! His has truly risen, alleluia, alleluia!!

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