Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Wednesday

The Angel cried to the Lady full of grace: "Rejoice, rejoice of pure Virgin. And again I say, rejoice! On the third day your Son is risen from the tomb, and He has raised up the dead!"

Be glad, O you people! Shine! Shine, O new Jerusalem!

Ode 9 of Resurrection Matins, Eastern Rite Liturgy

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday



Regina coeli, laetare, alleluja!
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluja!
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluja!
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluja!

R. Gaude et lFtare, Virgo Maria, alleluja!
V. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluja!


Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Jesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es; praesta, quaesumus; ut, per ejus Genitricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
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O Queen of Heaven, be joyful, Alleluia!
For the Son whom thou didst merit to bear, Alleluia!
Has Risen as He promised, Alleluia!
Pray to God for us, Alleluia!
R. Rejoice and be glad, Virgin Mary, Alleluia!
V. For the Lord is truly risen, Alleluia!
Let us Pray.
O God, who by the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ has brought joy to the world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Throught the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Our Lady in Desolation

Be sure to spend some time today with Mary, reflecting on how she suffered the death and burial of her only Son.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Requiscat In Pace

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Paulo Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq. As reported on Asia News: The Chaldean archbishop of Mosul is dead. Archbishop Faraj Rahho was kidnapped last February 29 after the Stations of the Cross. His kidnappers have given word of his death, indicating to the mediators where they could recover the body of the 67-year-old prelate.

May the Angles lead him to paradise, may the martyrs come to welcome him and take him to the Holy City, the new and eternal Jerusalem.