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Christ, Author of the Resurrection and Life
Christ, Author of the Resurrection and Life
Christ, Author of the Resurrection and Life
Christ, Author of the Resurrection and Life
 
 
 

 
 

The Resurrection of Christ by Paolo Veronese (1528-1588); c. 1570; Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, Germany;
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Christ, Author of the Resurrection and of Life
From an Easter homily by an ancient author
(Sermo 35, 6-9; PL 17 [ed. 1879], 696-697)


The Apostle Saint Paul, remembering the bliss that comes from one's restored salvation, exclaims: in the same way that by Adam, death has entered the world, so also by Christ has been re-established the salvation in the world. And he also stated: the first man, made of earth, was earthly; the second man is from Heaven.

He goes on to add: we, who are images of the earthly man, that is, the old sinning man, will also be images of the celestial man, that is, the One recognized by God, the One redeemed and restored. Let us strive therefore to conserve the salvation that comes to us from Christ, as the same Apostle says: First, Christ. That is, the Author of the Resurrection and of Life; then, those that are of, or belong to, Christ; that is, those who, imitating by example His complete, integral life, will have the certain hope, based on the Resurrection of the Lord, of their future possesssion of the same celestial glory that He possesss, as the Lord Himself says in the Gospel: he who follows Me shall not perish, but shall pass from death to life.

Thus the Passion of our Saviour is the Salvation of human life. For this He wanted to die for us, so that we, believing in Him, would live forever. He wanted to become like us in time, so that we, reaching the eternity that He promises us, would live with Him, forever.

This, I say, is the free gift of the Celestial Mysteries. This is what Easter gives us. This is what the annual longed-for Solemnity is all about. This is the beginning of the New Creation.

For all this the neophytes that the Holy Church has given birth to, through the Bath of Life, express the cries of an innocent conscience with the simplicity of newborns. For this chaste fathers and honest mothers reach through faith a new and innumerable prodigy.

For all this, under the Tree of Faith, shines the splendor of the paschal candles in the immaculate baptismal font. For all this those who have been born into this new life are sanctified with the celestial gift and feed with the Solemn Mystery of the Spiritual Sacrament.

For all this the community of the faithful, fed in the maternal arms of the Church, forming one people, adores the One God in Three Persons, singing the Psalm of the festivity by excellence: this is the day in which the Lord has acted: may He be our joy and our bliss.

What day are we talking about? It is that day that gives us the beginning of life, which is the origin and the Author of the Light, that is, the very same Lord Jesus Christ, who affirms of Himself: I am the Day; the one who walks in the day does not stumble; that is, the one who follows Christ will reach everything; following His footprints, he will reach the Throne of Eternal Light. This is according to what He Himself asked the Father for us to attain, when He still lived in His mortal body: Father, I want all those who have believed in Me to be with Me there, where I will be; so that, as You are in Me and I am in You, they may also be, in us.


PRAYER

Our God, who gladden us each year with the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, grant us that the celebration of these feasts here on earth take us to enjoy eternal bliss in Heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, forever and ever. Amen.

 
Christ, Author of the Resurrection and of Life
From an Easter homily by an ancient author
(Sermo 35, 6-9; PL 17 [ed. 1879], 696-697)


The Apostle Saint Paul, remembering the bliss that comes from one's restored salvation, exclaims: in the same way that by Adam, death has entered the world, so also by Christ has been re-established the salvation in the world. And he also stated: the first man, made of earth, was earthly; the second man is from Heaven.

He goes on to add: we, who are images of the earthly man, that is, the old sinning man, will also be images of the celestial man, that is, the One recognized by God, the One redeemed and restored. Let us strive therefore to conserve the salvation that comes to us from Christ, as the same Apostle says: First, Christ. That is, the Author of the Resurrection and of Life; then, those that are of, or belong to, Christ; that is, those who, imitating by example His complete, integral life, will have the certain hope, based on the Resurrection of the Lord, of their future possesssion of the same celestial glory that He possesss, as the Lord Himself says in the Gospel: he who follows Me shall not perish, but shall pass from death to life.

Thus the Passion of our Saviour is the Salvation of human life. For this He wanted to die for us, so that we, believing in Him, would live forever. He wanted to become like us in time, so that we, reaching the eternity that He promises us, would live with Him, forever.

This, I say, is the free gift of the Celestial Mysteries. This is what Easter gives us. This is what the annual longed-for Solemnity is all about. This is the beginning of the New Creation.

For all this the neophytes that the Holy Church has given birth to, through the Bath of Life, express the cries of an innocent conscience with the simplicity of newborns. For this chaste fathers and honest mothers reach through faith a new and innumerable prodigy.

For all this, under the Tree of Faith, shines the splendor of the paschal candles in the immaculate baptismal font. For all this those who have been born into this new life are sanctified with the celestial gift and feed with the Solemn Mystery of the Spiritual Sacrament.

For all this the community of the faithful, fed in the maternal arms of the Church, forming one people, adores the One God in Three Persons, singing the Psalm of the festivity by excellence: this is the day in which the Lord has acted: may He be our joy and our bliss.

What day are we talking about? It is that day that gives us the beginning of life, which is the origin and the Author of the Light, that is, the very same Lord Jesus Christ, who affirms of Himself: I am the Day; the one who walks in the day does not stumble; that is, the one who follows Christ will reach everything; following His footprints, he will reach the Throne of Eternal Light. This is according to what He Himself asked the Father for us to attain, when He still lived in His mortal body: Father, I want all those who have believed in Me to be with Me there, where I will be; so that, as You are in Me and I am in You, they may also be, in us.


PRAYER

Our God, who gladden us each year with the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, grant us that the celebration of these feasts here on earth take us to enjoy eternal bliss in Heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, forever and ever. Amen.

 
 
 
 
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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.