Saturday, April 11, 2009
Resurrexit Sicut Dixit!
Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the firmament of his power.
Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness. Praise him with sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp.
Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.
Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
More on the easter vigil high mass later, but I'll just say now that although we had some awkward moments, it went pretty well, the music was absolutely flawless, and it was a great joy to see 14 converts received into the church. It started at 8:15 and didn't end till 11:00 PM.
Keep all neophytes in your prayers throughout the octave!
It's kind of bittersweet. I love lent, passiontide, and the triduum more than any other part of the year, depsite it being made almost entirely of late-evening and late-night masses, offices, prayers, and vigils, and very little sleep. It's off to sung mass again tomorrow, and with sung vespers, the triddum concludes and eastertide begins.