Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter – You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; blessed are they who have not seen me, but still believe! ~Gospel Verse

Vespers in Easter Week

Vespers in the Paschal Octave – The Lamb’s high banquet called to share, Arrayed in garments white and fair, The Red Sea past, we now would sing To Jesus our triumphant King. Protected in the Paschal night From the destroying angel's might, In triumph went the ransomed free From Pharoah's cruel tyranny. Now Christ...

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Lauds in Easter Week – The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus,” alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon ~Image: The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ), Benjamin West (1738–1820).

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Paschal Octave at Lauds – An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 1

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Easter at Lauds – Lights 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: While he, the King of glorious might Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite, And trampling hell by victors right Brings forth his sleeping Saints...