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Sunday, March 27, 2005
"CHRISTIANS, TO THE PASCHAL VICTIM..."

I'm back in CT for a few days celebrating the Triduum, and mourning the passion of Terri Schiavo (and it's meaning...) with my family. No blogging likely for a few days. Until whenever, here's my favorite Easter tradition...

Christians, to the Paschal victim
offer your thankful praises!

A lamb the sheep redeemeth:
Christ, who only is sinless,
reconcileth sinners to the Father.

Death and life have contended
in that combat stupendous:
the Prince of life, who died,
reigns immortal.

Speak, Mary, declaring
what thou sawest, wayfaring:

"The tomb of Christ, who is living,
the glory of Jesus' resurrection;

"Bright angels attesting,
the shroud and napkin resting.

"Yea, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he will go before you."

Christ indeed from death is risen,
our new life obtaining;
have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen.