Exsultet

New Life in Christ

"The Resurrection of Christ" (detail) by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of drama wrought by sin could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in our day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for us today if we go […]

Our New Life in the Risen Christ

"The Resurrection of Christ" (detail) by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of drama wrought by sin could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in our day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for us today if we go […]

The Risen Jesus Offers Us New Life

"The Resurrection of Christ" (detail) by Bloch

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of drama wrought by sin could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in our day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for us today if we go […]

The strangest of days

Today our God has died.  Tomorrow we wait. There is much written about Good Friday, for obvious and good and holy reasons. But the past few years I have felt myself more and more drawn to Holy Saturday.  I have more books and fruit for meditation on Good Friday than I could get through in ten lifetimes.  But Holy Saturday […]

Have You Heard the New Exsultet?

"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 […]

Listen to the Exsultet (Easter Proclamation) for 2012

ResurrectionThe Resurrection

The joy of Easter and the Risen Lord is upon us… Christ is Risen!  Truly, He is Risen! Have you heard the new translation of the Exsultet intoned? I was privileged to proclaim again the Exsultet, the Easter Proclamation that recounts the saving action of God in our lives, as well as in our history as His people. Listen to […]

Rejoice Heavenly Powers, Sing Choirs of Angels! (Listen to Exsultet sung by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff)

[UPDATE: Go to this link for the 2012 Exsultet.] Listen to the Exsultet Sung by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at the 2011 Easter Vigil Mass at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church  in Roswell, Georgia The joy of Easter and the Risen Lord is upon us… Christ is Risen!  Truly, He is Risen! Let us all give thanks to our God for the […]