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Easter

Belt it Out for Easter! Deo Gratias Alleluia!!! Alle-e-e-e-lu-u-i-a-a!!!!

I used to get so happy to hear that long chant from the priest on Easter:  Ite Missa Est, Alleluia, Alleluia!!!! Then, we’d get the long Deo Gratias, Alleluia…  Alleluia!!!!! It was something I looked forward to all year.  One year, the priest did the short chant.  I felt cheated. That seemed like the perfect punctuation to place…

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1. — The Resurrection.

The Resurrection. Read 1 Cor.  xv.  20-25. [20] But now Christ is risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep: [21] For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead. [22] And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. [23]…

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The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. Short Meditations from Easter to the Ascension. PREFACE. These Meditations are intended as a companion series to those already published on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord.  The one subject, no less than the other, is full of consolation and encouragement — the Passion pointing us rather to…

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The Resurrection Shook Hades, But Has It Shaken You?

Although chocolate and Easter egg hunts are fun, Easter is about someone returning from the dead. When confronted with the reality that the Easter celebration is a celebration of a man’s return from the dead, three things should happen: Your faith is shaken; You reexamine your beliefs; and, Your life changes. Shaken Faith No matter your…

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Eating Gyros on Good Friday? Kiril Sends Message to Francis on the Easter Date

Being half Greek and enjoying a gyro, while at the same time enjoying the meat-free Great Lent can cause some peculiar cravings once Easter season arrives each year. My Polish half cannot fathom  Easter Sunday without ham. Kielbasa is nice, but ham. Ham. Ham with horseradish. Ham with hard boiled egg. Ham slice on babka bread. There’s always a little tension, however,…

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A Gift to Our Readers: Easter Strudel

We here at the Bellarmine Forum have often spoken of the revered traditional customs, especially those that take place at Easter and Christmas. Pope Benedict XVI has spoken eloquently of these and we have endeavored over the years to celebrate and bring to a wider audience these traditions. We have probably been disproportionate in our celebration of…

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What Does Easter mean TO YOU?

Do you believe in the resurrection, in Easter? I mean it, have you considered that because Jesus destroyed death from the inside out, that everything is different now? If you’ve kept a fast for lent, you have some natural feeling of this. Today, you’ve had your restraints unchained and you’ve tasted (literally) a new freedom. That is…

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Deo Gratias…. ALLELUIA. Yes, we should still be chanting that.

40 days without alleluia, used to mean 40 days with it… Now, we’re lucky to get 8… Irritating, isn’t it? No fear, we got alleluias here.

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