|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!
Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,
Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
It is truly right
For Christ has ransomed us with his blood,
This is our passover feast,
This is the night when first
you saved our fathers:
This is the night when the pillar of fire
This is the night when Christians everywhere, washed
clean of sin
This is the night when Jesus Christ
What good would life have been to us,
Father, how wonderful your care for us!
O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam,
Most blessed of all nights, chosen by God
Of this night scripture says:
The power of this holy night
Night truly blessed when heaven is wedded to earth
Resurrection Homily of St. John Chrysostom.
Taken from The Easter Book by Fr. Francis S. Weiser
Customs of Easter taken from The Easter Book by Fr. Francis S. Weiser
Read about Easter music from around the world, taken from The Easter Book by Fr. Francis S. Weiser
Recipes and history of Easter various food and symbols, taken from The Easter Book by Fr. Francis S. Weiser
A meditation on the Resurrection by Cardinal Newman