21 March 2008

Happy Easter

Wishing you a very blessed Easter.
He is risen. Alleluia.

Very moving Good Friday service at St. Agnes today. The Passion was sung in Latin, with the part of Jesus being sung by the bass. Powerful. Went alone since the kids were home with "intestinal disruptions" the last two days, but was able to sit next to a friend from the homeschool group and her family.

Recently heard on the news how Easter is determined. It is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. It will not be this early again in our lifetimes (whatever that means!).

My sitemeter said that several people have come to my blog looking for an Easter blessing to say at dinner.

Since it's time to replace the evening Angelus (said at 6pm) with the Regina Caeli, you might be able to use this depending on what time you are having dinner. The book I have, The Catholic Home by M. Gould mentions that this prayer is a practice that used to drive Martin Luther nuts. My Easter dinner will be closer to noon or I'd slip it in even though my Lutheran in-laws would be clueless :)

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia,
Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare. alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. 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. Amen.


We just say grace, which I have been saying since time immemorial:

Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Benedic Domine, nos et hæc tua dona quæ de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Dear Swiss Miss,

Have a blessed Easter meal with all the family. We will be at noon Mass and then home for dinner.

Pax et Bonum,


swissmiss said...

May you have a blessed Easter too!

We typically go to noon since the kids aren't cognizant by 8:30am, but tomorrow we will get them up, see what the Easter bunny left us, and then off to 8:30am Mass since I have to get home and make two dozen rolls and the potatoes. Did the garlic green beans and baked cinnamon apples earlier, the carrot cake is in the oven at the moment and then after I run to confession and the store, I will race home and make two boules of sour dough bread and finish cleaning the house. Oh, and give the kids a bath and get the Easter bunny treats prepared. No wonder I don't do holidays much any more!

gemoftheocean said...

Blessed Easter to you!


WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

God bless and have a wonderful Easter.