Saturday, April 11, 2009

OK, it's after noon on Holy Saturday -- the fast can be broken, the preps can be made... and, well, the Vatican vigil's about to get underway.

So, given all that....

"Exultet iam angelica turba caelorum:
exultent divina mysteria:
et pro tanti Regis victoria tuba insonet salutaris...."

("Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!")

-- Easter Proclamation (Exultet)

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May every joy and gift of the Light which burst forth on this night to destroy the darkness be yours and with all those you love and serve on this Easter Night, in the days to come, and forever.

Christos anesti, Christos voskrese!
Christus surrexit est -- He is Risen!
Buona Pasqua a tutti -- Blessed Easter to everyone!