Wednesday, April 30, 2014

50 Days of Easter - Day 11

We return to Psalm 118/117, the psalm of Paschaltide. In an earlier post we explored its Messianic resonances, and also the commentary of St. John Paul II on this particular Psalm.

Several portions of Psalm have made it into the sacred liturgy. Here is "Haec dies."

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea.

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

This is the Gradual (i.e. the Psalm) for Easter Sunday.

 [There was a very tragic incident in the parish today. A young man was killed by a tree falling on his truck in the storms overnight. He leaves behind a widow and five children. Please pray for this family. We need to be reminded always of Christ's Resurrection from the dead, of his conquest of death. Pray for them!] 

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