Alleluia! Today is a happy day, the happiest in history, and it doesn't revolve around the minions of the Cadbury bunny, nor any other secular outlet, animal or otherwise. Today is Easter. No golden calf or chocolate rabbit can undo it. No wannabe archaeologists or "theologists" named James Cameron can refute it and no grim reaper can sickle through it. Jesus had had enough of death after 33 years of laying low. On Easter, 2000 years ago, it was time for him to show the armies of darkness why at his name every knee must bend.

That was then, and this is not, yet, the power of light is as awesome to behold today as it had been when the veil in the sanctuary split those two centuries ago. I don't know about you but it makes me glad to be counted among the children of light. So pray that we may remain so through the merits of our Lord. His Love will never desire anything else.

Alleluia!

Let all mortal flesh keep silent
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

(Words: Li­tur­gy of St. James, 4th Cen­tu­ry (Σιγησάτο παρα σὰρξ βροτεία); trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by
bio("Gerard Moultrie","m/o/u/moultrie_g")
Gerard Moultrie, 1864.
Music: Pi­car­dy, French car­ol mel­o­dy; har­mo­ny from The Eng­lish Hymn­al, 1906, num­ber 318

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