Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Week


Oh joy! Oh bliss! Oh happy day! Easter is come! Christ has risen from the dead, and crabbed Lent is gone and past! There is chocolate in my life again, and coffee too, which is cause for great rejoicing. But quite apart from that, I simply love Easter. I feel like this during Easter Time:

 

I also currently have the Easter sequence,  Victimae Paschali Laudes, going round and about my head. This is what it sounds like:


And here is the translation. I cannot say that it is my absolute favourite piece of liturgical music, but it is close. It is, after all, a glorious and magnificent bit of poetry:
  
Forth to the Paschal Victim, Christians, bring
Your sacrifice of praise:
The Lamb redeems the sheep;
And Christ, the sinless One,
Hath to the Father sinners reconciled.
Together death and life
In strange conflict strove.
The Prince of Life, who died,
Now lives and reigns.
What thou sawest, Mary, say,
As thou wentest on the way.
"I saw the tomb wherein the living One had lain,
I saw His glory as He rose again;
Napkin and linen cloths, and angels twain:
Yea, Christ has risen, my hope, and He
Will go before you into Galilee."
We know that Christ has risen from the grave:
Hail, Thou, King of Victory,
Have mercy Lord, and save.
 Amen. Alleluia.

7 comments:

Treskie said...

Huzzah for the chocolate and coffee and snacking!

I don't know what it is about This: " And Christ, the sinless One, Hath to the Father sinners reconciled. Together death and life In strange conflict strove. The Prince of Life, who died, Now lives and reigns." but I tear up everytime I read it. :-] :D

Bella Rose said...

Easter is very amazing.

I feel I should tell you your last posts have been good, especially the one with the Lamb of God Carol. "He is crowned with thorns, spit upon in scorn,...." :'( lovely. I also liked your Tolkien Day Post. You looked so cute curled up like that

Joy to the World!

Jack said...

Hurray for chocolate!!!!!

Very lovely poem, I enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it!

I shall take your word on haggis and try it the first chance I get. After all, I've eaten hot dogs and I don't think many things can be worse then those.

Katrina DeLallo said...

It's so purty I'm going to DIE!!!

Yes. Chocolate. Sweet, sweet nectar of life. I adore it so much.

Anonymous said...

Hello Maria :) I'm a new follower! Love your blog

Freya Rose

Mahri said...

Thank you all for commenting. I have been terrible about keeping up with bloggy things lately.

Treski ~ The entire Victimae Paschale Laudes has that effect on me. It get choked up with happy tears.

Bella ~ Thank you! The Lamb of God Carol is very beautiful, and it is so perfect for Julie Andrew's voice.

Jack ~ Haggis really is good. Nothing at all like hot dogs. Not even a passing resemblance. :-)

Hi Freya Rose ~ Thanks for the follow!

Miss Melody Muffin said...

Hi Mahri!

I found your blog a few weeks ago and am really enjoying reading it.

I love that Tolkien poem!! I hadn't heard Victimae paschali laudes before, but it is very interesting.