The Third Sunday of Easter

Easter 3-A – You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. ~Psalm 16: 11

Saint Catherine of Siena, Teacher

April 29 – St. Catherine of Siena, teacher – Catherine grew up as an intelligent, cheerful and intensely religious person. She entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next three years in seclusion, prayer and austerity. Gradually a group of followers gathered around her – men and women, priests and religious....

Lauds in Eastertide

Easter Season at Lauds – 5. We pray thee, King with glory decked, In this our Paschal joy, protect From all that death would fain effect Thy ransomed flock, thine own elect. 6. All praise be thine, O risen Lord, From death to endless life restored; All praise to God the Father be And...

Lauds on Thursday in Eastertide

Eastertide at Lauds on Thursday – Short Lesson – If Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness. If the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life...

Lauds in Eastertide

Eastertide at Lauds – 3. Fast barred beneath the stone of late In watch and ward where soldiers wait, Now shining in triumphant state, He rises Victor from death’s gate. 4. Hell’s pains are loosed, and tears are fled; Captivity is captive led; The Angel, crowned with light, hath said, The Lord is risen...

Saint Mark, Evangelist

April 25 – St. Mark, Evangelist – Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from...

Lauds in Eastertide

Eastertide at Lauds – 1. Light’s glitt’ring morn bedecks the sky, Heaven thunders forth its victor cry, The glad earth shouts its triumph high, And groaning hell makes wild reply: 2. While he, the King of glorious might Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite, And trampling hell by victor’s right, Brings forth his...

The End of the Paschal Octave – Vespers

The End of Easter Week at Vespers – Go and tell my brethren, alleluia, to go to Galilee, and there they will see me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 4 ~Image: Resurrection, St. John’s Church, Ashfield, GB

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter – 4. That night the apostles met in fear; Amidst them came their Lord most dear, And said, “My peace be on all here.” Alleluia! 5. When Thomas first the tidings heard, How they had seen the risen Lord, He doubted the disciples’ word. Alleluia~ 6. “My wounded side, O...

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in Easter Week – Go and tell my brethren, alleluia, to go to Galilee, and there they will see me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 4