Sunday, April 08, 2007

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun: Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst;
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia!

The three sad days are quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell! Alleluia!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live, and sing to Thee: Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


PseudoPiskie said...

He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

Grandmère Mimi said...

That we may live, and sing to thee: Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Eileen said...

He is risen Indeed! Alleluia!

A blessed Easter to you Padre, and to the lovely Mona, and all your loved ones!

Jane R said...

Alleluia! A joyous Easter to you and the lovely Mona and to your whole congregation and all your loved ones! (And joyous Easter to you all here! Now I am off to the kitchen :-))

Leonardo Ricardo said...

The Padre Mickey online family is a very big deal wherever we are you make us glad...your gifts of humor with a deeply felt passion for the life and lessons of Christ and for the love of God for those all of us is a beautiful thing.

Blessings to you and yours Padre Mickey...Alleluia and thank you for you being you.


Dennis said...

best wishes for a happy Easter!

Saint Pat said...

More alleluias! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter season!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who is the artist of this picture?

Padre Mickey said...

It's an icon from the Eastern Orthodox Church, but I have no idea who wrote it. Sorry.

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