Category Archives: Easter

The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)

After a three-hour Easter Vigil, and two stuffed Sunday morning Masses, I was thinking about the ideal Easter Sunday Mass. I’ll mention a few things we did or didn’t do and please feel free to chime in with your parish’s practice, … Continue reading

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Blessed Easter To All

A few of you Eastern Hemisphere readers have already celebrated Easter Vigil as I type this. So I thought I’d go ahead and wish you a Blessed Grand Feast. Happy Easter to all the rest of you, too, whenever you come by … Continue reading

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Easter Lectionary Suggestion: Paul at the Areopagus

Nearly every believer who knows about it concedes the Vatican II Lectionary reform was a great success, actually accomplishing the opening of Scripture to the liturgical assembly. That said, there are a few glaring omissions. One of my pet obsessions … Continue reading

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Another Day of Easter

A lovely quote from Gerard Manley Hopkins: Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east.

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Paschal Candle Details

There is a long tradition in my parish of decorating a “blank” paschal candle. A parishioner used to make them each year, but she has “retired” from that duty. The past few years, I’ve ordered a plain candle from a … Continue reading

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A Blessed Easter To All

New is this feast and all-embracing; all creation assembles in it. Joy to all creatures, honor, feasting, and delight. (Hippolytus) A blessed Easter to all.

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