Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Jesus Christ is Risen today, Alleluia, Alleluia!

I will be on vacation, and so for the next week I will be publishing previously scheduled posts, unless something comes up and I absolutely feel a need to comment on it...presuming I have good Net access beyond mobile. 

In celebration of the Resurrection, the Church makes changes to the rites. For instance, we shall end "Alleluia" to the "Ite, Missa est," and the "Deo Gratias" at the dismissal, and in the EF, the Vidi Aquam replaces the Asperges Me. prays the Regina Caeli as the Marian Antiphon and with a small addition, as a replacement for the Angelus:

Regina coeli laetare, Alleluia, 
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia, 
Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia. 
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.

(At noon and six o'clock)

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, Alleluia,
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Deus qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus, ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia: 
For He whom you merited to bear, alleluia, 
Has risen, as He said, alleluia. 
Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. 
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray: 
O God, who by the resurrection of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
granted joy to the whole world: grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through Christ our Lord. 

OR O God, who by the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, has been pleased to fill the world with joy, grant, we beseech You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may receive the joys of eternal life, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

There is an Anglican version of the prayer that is sung to the tune of "Jesus Christ is Risen Today;" interesting.

Anyways, here is the chant.

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