Issue 004: He is Risen, Alleluia!
Happy Easter, readers!
Feast Not with the Old Leaven: The Ascetical Life and Easter
Now that we have completed Lent, we shouldn’t want to go back to the way things were. There is a joy in Easter, and in fact, the death to self fostered during Lent is part of that joy. Read on to find out how we should feast during Easter…
“The Adoration of the Lamb” and the Christian Hope
The lamb stands in triumph, receiving the adoration and praise of the numberless multitude. But while the lamb is triumphant, it is also slain. Blood from its pierced breast continues to pour out into a chalice… Read the remainder of the reflection here.
Faith & Liturgy Corner: Easter Lists
White: the liturgical color of the Easter Season, showing the glory and radiance of Christ, and His victory over the darkness.
Gold: His triumph and kingship.
Red: the blood of the Lamb Who was slain for us.
The Holy Eucharist: The Church requires us to receive at least once during the Easter season, to renew in us the abundant graces flowing from His Passion and Resurrection.
Lamb: the traditional meal of the Jewish Passover, and a reminder of the Lamb of God.
Boiled eggs, dyed red: symbolizing Christ’s tomb, and new life.
Easter bread: often decorated with sweets or eggs; reminiscent of the Bread of Life, and a return to foods that could not be eaten during Lent.
Praying or singing the Regina Caeli antiphon instead of the Angelus at six, noon, and six.
Greeting each other with traditional greetings: “The Lord is Risen indeed, alleluia!”
Grow or keep Easter lilies.
Bringing out the best, and decorating the house with bright colors, flowers, and a blessed candle each day of the Easter season.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer. For he that is dead is justified from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ: Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him. For in that he died to sin, he died once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Romans 6: 6-10
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