Tag Archives: Easter

Rejoice in Christ’s Triumph: Celebrating Easter in the Midst of the Pandemic

Commentary by Father Roger Landry at the NCR: Few would have foreseen, as we packed into pews on Ash Wednesday, the Lent we had in store: that our fast would become an involuntary one from the Living Bread, that our almsgiving … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Cross: Bringing Faith, Hope and Love to a Hurting World

From the National Catholic Register: It’s often said that with God, there are no mere coincidences. So the overlap of the explosion of the global COVID-19 pandemic with this year’s Holy Week celebrations should give cause for Catholics to engage … Continue reading

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Vatican declares Easter Masses cannot be moved due to coronavirus

VATICAN CITY, March 20, 2020, LifeSiteNews: Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has found it necessary to remind the world that the Catholic Church’s celebration of Easter cannot be moved to a different date on … Continue reading

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The ‘Hieratikon’ of Saint John Chrysostom

This week, in place of the regular Pastor’s Column from Fr George W. Rutler, we share the Paschal joy of the Hieratikon (Catechetical Sermon) of Saint John Chrysostom. THE EASTER SERMON OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Bishop of Constantinople (c. A.D. 400) Is there … Continue reading

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Remain in Him – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Today’s Epistle and Gospel readings are both by John, while the first reading from Acts leads us briefly to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles. As often, the readings written by John dwell on the love of … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Council of Jerusalem, the Advocate, and Pastoral Strategy by Fr. Thomas Rosica Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2012 The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter are Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 The early Church … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

Peter’s Rehabilitation and Ours by Fr. Thomas Rosica  3rd Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2013 The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter are Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21:1-14 Today’s dramatic Gospel story (John 21:1-19) is set … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Easter Sunday

Stay With Us, Lord! by Fr. Thomas Rosica Easter Sunday – March 31, 2013 The readings for Easter Sunday are Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; 2 John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-12 or Luke 24:13-35Pounding hearts, wounded hearts and … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. E.F. Third Sunday of Easter.

Jesus, the beautiful and noble shepherd By Father Thomas Rosica Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 4:7-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 E.F:1 Peter 2: 11-19,  John 16: 16-22 In the Bible … Continue reading

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Victimae Paschali Laudes

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Easter

Break the box and shed the nard; Stop not now to count the cost; Hither bring pearl, opal, sard; Reck not what the poor have lost; Upon Christ throw all away: Know ye, this is Easter Day. Build His church … Continue reading

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