EASTER AND EASTERTIDE
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
O come, let us worship Him.
Alleluia! Alleluia! (Liturgical text)
2 I lay down and slept; I woke again,
For the Lord sustained me. Alleluia!
Alleluia! (Psalm 3:5)
3 Alleluia! The Lord has risen. Alleluia!
Just as He told you. Alleluia! Alleluia!
(Luke 24:34; Mark 16:7)
4 Alleluia! Stay with us, for it is toward
and the day is now far spent.
Alleluia! Alleluia! (Luke 24:29)
L: Sing to the Lord and bless His name,
proclaim His salvation from day to day.
Now is Christ risen from the dead and
become the firstfruits of them that sleep.
(1 Corinthians 15:20)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and
to the Holy Spirit.
C: Give to the Lord the glory and
strength, give Him the honor
due His name. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Resurrection of Our Lord—Easter Sunday
Easter is the oldest and highest of all
Christian festivals—the festival of festivals,
the feast of feasts! On this day, when Christ
first stepped triumphantly from the ranks
of the dead, all our waiting is declared to be
a waiting that is already completed; Christ’s
triumph makes all the waiting that follows in
our lives of faith a building anchored on the
foundation that was laid when He whom the
builders rejected became the Cornerstone.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
MONDAY AFTER EASTER
The Easter Season—The Great Fifty Days
The Easter season is a fifty-day-long
season of joy extending from Easter to
Pentecost. During this time, the Church
celebrates the end of Christ’s struggles and
proclaims His victory over death and the
reception of the benefits of His life, death,
and resurrection as gracious gifts of love and
mercy for all those who believe in Him. This
is the Church’s great season of joy! Christ is
risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!