EASTER AND EASTERTIDE

Invivatory

 

The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

     O come, let us worship Him.

Antiphons

 

1   Alleluia!

     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

     evening

     and the day is now far spent.

     Alleluia! Alleluia!                        (Luke 24:29)

Responsory

L:  Sing to the Lord and bless His name,

     proclaim His salvation from day to day.

                                                          (Psalm 96:2)

     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.

                                                      (Psalm 29:1-2)

 

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!