Happy Easter 2021: Rejoice! Christ Has Already Overcome the World! (John 16:33)

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,

For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,

V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.

Has risen as he said, alleluia.

R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.


R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Oremus…

Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Let us pray…

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Comment: 

As always on Feast Day threads, feel free to discuss relevant issues, share favourite prayers, stories, jokes and hymns.  It might be useful, too, to use this thread as a “catch-up” on news, although, hopefully, we’ll get back into the swing of topic threads as soon as possible – which reminds me to thank those who kindly sent suggestions for topics and even some video clips; much appreciated.  

Happy Easter everyone!    

England: Restrictions to Ease Soon? Scotland Calling… Earth to Nicola… 

Comment: 

Looks like some temporary relief is on the horizon for our cousins south of the border, if only because – according to Steve Baker MP – Easter is a very busy time for the hospitality sector, pubs and restaurants… Er, churches tend to be pretty busy around Easter as well, coincidentally, would you believe. The Bishops must, without any hesitation, announce the re-opening of churches without consulting either Government officials or the virus. God will take care of both.

So, here we have Steve Baker MP in very optimistic mood, talking as if the English population is possibly going to have their freedoms handed back in the near future.  Really?  I wonder if they will be accepting asylum seekers from Scotland… Nicola, are you listening? 

Elsewhere on talkRADIO this morning, we heard Peter Hitchens reminding us that, having handed over our freedom, we won’t be getting it back.  He did say that there would be (as has been the case to date) some easing of restrictions, a certain amount of freedom permitted and then there will be another fear-filled reason why we need to have the restrictions imposed yet again, if not another full-blown lockdown. 

So, who do you think is closer to the truth – Peter Hitchens or Steve Baker MP?   

Easter 2020 – Christ is Risen… Alleluia! 

“…The Angel said to the women: “Fear not you – for I know that you seek Jesus Who was Crucified. He is not here…He is risen, as He said.” (Matthew 28:5-6)

Comment:

On this thread, you are welcome to exchange Easter good wishes, your favourite hymns and prayers, jokes to cheer us up at this time of trial,  as well as any up-to-date news of interest to us all. 

Happy Easter everyone!  

2019: Easter Greetings to Everyone…

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,

V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.

R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia. 

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.   

Comment: 

Our Blogger, Margaret USA, asked me to post this commentary of Bishop Schneider about the fire at Notre Dame – I’d just placed a headline in our forthcoming May newsletter about the fire at Notre Dame being a metaphor for the destruction (humanly speaking) of the Church when it arrived in my inbox, so it was well timed.  Those of our newsletter readers who are not online will draw some comfort from it, no doubt.  What about you?  

A Very Happy Easter To One & All!

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.    
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,

V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.

R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.

Trusting that everyone has enjoyed a peaceful Lent and Holy Week – welcome back!  

Feel free to share favourite prayers, hymns, stories etc on the Easter theme, on this thread.

We may also use this thread to “catch up” on news and views. Whatever! 

A very happy Easter to one and all!

Happy Easter Everyone… & Stuff…

As well as affording us the opportunity to post Easter greetings, this thread is also a “catch all” – feel free to post comments on anything we would have discussed last week, but for the holiday. And the usual rule applies in a free-for-all thread like this – good clean fun, jokes and stories, welcome… which reminds me of the boy who asked his father why we paint Easter eggs.  Reply: Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

Happy Easter everyone!