Sunday, March 23, 2008

"And I saw the glory of his rising."

From the Paschal Sequence, Victimae Paschali Laudes:
To the Paschal victim let Christians
Offer up their songs of praise.
The Lamb has redeemed the sheep:
Christ who is without sin
Has reconciled sinners to the Father.
Death and life have fought a huge battle,
The Prince of Life was dead, but lives and reigns.
Tell us, Mary, what did you see on your way?
'The tomb of Christ, who is alive,
And I saw the glory of his rising;
Angels standing as witnesses, the shroud and linen cloth.
Christ my hope has risen:
He has gone to Galilee before you.'
Truly, we know Christ has risen from the dead:
O King and victor, have mercy on us. Amen. Alleluia.
Though all too often it appears to the contrary, the Roman Church is Apostolic and Patristic. (Yes we can!) Glory to Christ.

HT: New Liturgical Movement