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Easter Week

Happy Easter! It’s Easter Week, or the Octave (eight days) of Easter, or Bright Week — so called because in the early church, those who had been baptized at the Easter Vigil and clothed in white garments would continue to … Continue reading

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This Is the Night

Riffing on the Exultet: Rejoice, ye heavenly powers Sing, ye angel choirs For in these darkened hours The Light of the World did rise Exult It! Happy Easter!

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Exult!

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation! Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! … Continue reading

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Why go to church this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday?

Let me tell you about the Easter Triduum. The word means “three days” in Latin, and it means the three days that are, essentially, the High Holy Days of Christianity: Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday in some traditions, from the … Continue reading

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