4 April 2010

Haec dies ...

This is the Day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Words dating from a Rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem; and inspired by YHWH to refer to His New Temple, the Lord's Body, which he promised he would raise up in three days after His Enemies had destroyed it.

There is so much in this that it is not surprising that the Western Church considered it to make Hymns, Capitula, Responsoria redundant.

Would this be a good 'ejaculatory prayer' to keep saying during the festa Paschalia: that is, until the First Evensong of Low Sunday? Something to interpolate into the daily Rosary?

A very Happy Easter to all Readers.


Joshua said...

Christ is Risen!

God bless you, Fr H., and your family; with happy remembrances of my passing visit at Christmastime.

johnf said...

A Happy Easter to you Father and to your family!

Anonymous said...

Haec dies resurrexi, alleluia!

Thank you for the prayers, Father.

Alleluia we deserve not
Here to chant for evermore;
Alleluia our transgressions
Make us for a while give o’er;
For the holy time is coming
Bidding us our sins deplore.

Trinity of endless glory,
Hear Thy people as they cry!
Grant us all to keep Thy Easter
In our Home beyond the sky;
There to Thee our Alleluia
Singing everlastingly.

Alleluia Dulce Carmen, 13th century
Tr. John Mason Neale

Dorothy B said...

A very happy Easter, Father Hunwicke, and thank you for such an interesting and worthwhile blog.

B flat said...

I am grateful to you for these postings, Father. May God be with you and reward your generosity richly.
A happy Easter to you.

GOR said...

I'm not sure if you get to the Gaeltacht areas (Ballyferriter, Ventry, Dingle, Ballinkelligs, etc.)in Kerry when you're there, Father. But if so, you will recognise:

Beannachtai na Feile Casca duit!

Bb said...

Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them that hate Him flee from before his face. As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish, as wax melteth before the fire.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life!

A blessed Pascha to all of you!