The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Today’s readings Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!¡Cristo ha resucitado!  ¡Él ha resucitado!  ¡Aleluya! If anyone’s counting, this has been a very long Mass so far.  And I don’t mean just the blessing of the fire and the candle, the singing of the Exsultet, and the rather extended Liturgy of the Word that… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Tonight’s readings Dear Brothers and Sisters, how good it feels to say “Alleluia” tonight!  Ever since we put the acclamation of our Resurrection joy away some forty days ago, we have been yearning for the opportunity to celebrate, once again, the fullness of our salvation.  And this is the night!  This is the night when… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Tonight’s readings We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered. We have come to the pinnacle of our vigil, this mother of vigils, focused now as we have been since our Liturgy began on Thursday night, on… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: The Easter Vigil

Tonight’s readings We English-speakers have just one word for time, but other languages have more; those languages recognize the different kinds of time.  Most notably for us because it is reflected in the New Testament, the Greek language has two kinds of time: chronos and kairos.  Chronos is the kind of time you can measure. … Continue reading Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: The Easter Vigil