Have You Heard the New Exsultet?

"Adoration of the Lamb" by van Eyck

“Adoration of the Lamb”
by van Eyck

The joy of Easter and the Risen Lord is upon us… Christ is Risen!  Truly, He is Risen!

Have you heard the new translation and setting of the Exsultet intoned? I was unable, due to illness, to proclaim the Exsultet this year, but was privileged to do so last Easter. The Exsultet, is Easter Proclamation that recounts the saving action of God in our lives, as well as in our history as His people. This year, a good friend and brother deacon proclaimed the Exsultet. I do not have a recording for this year, but do have last year’s for you.

Listen to the Exsultet sung by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff during the Easter Vigil Mass at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia…

Download the Exsultet.

Let us all give thanks to our God for the Easter Season and all He has given us. The time of particular preparation and penance of Lent is behind us and it is now time to live in the Lord.  If we have been attentive and faithful to our calling, these past six weeks have seen us die more to self, allowing our God to work His mighty works in us.

May you enjoy a most Blessed Easter Season!

Into the deep…


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Into the Deep by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff is a regular feature of the The Integrated Catholic Life™ and usually appears each Sunday.

Deacon Mike Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life™. A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplains to the St. Peter Chanel Business Association and co-founder of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

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Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two adult children, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.

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