Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things
Glory in his holy name; rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord! Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve him constantly.
Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father, as you both see and hear.
I am looking forward to the Easter vigil Mass tonight. I love it when the Exsultet is sung. This beautiful prayer is always so inspiring! Exsultet 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 […]
We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us all.
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
Who disputes my right? Let him confront me.
See, the Lord God is my help; who will prove me wrong?
The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.
He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm.
I, the Lord, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations,
To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.
Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is the he
who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.
I will make with them a covenant of peace;
it shall be an everlasting covenant with them,
and I will multiply them, and put my sanctuary among them forever.
But the Lord is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.
If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
The Lord looked down from his holy height,
from heaven he beheld the earth,
To hear the groaning of the prisoners,
to release those doomed to die.
“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
She replied, “No one, sir.”
Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”
I am the resurrection and the life;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?
O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge;
A shield before me is God,
who saves the upright of heart;