March 31, 2013

The Resurrection of Our Lord

Christ is risen! Indeed He has risen!
 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished. 
Who saith to them: Be not affrighted. you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen: He is not here. Behold the place where they laid Him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that He goeth before you into Galilee. There you shall see him, as he told you. 

"As He told you"... this is why Our Blessed Mother was not at the sepulchre... I wonder what the meeting was of Jesus and His Mother upon his Resurrection. There is no doubt he appeared to her first.

We had a most beautiful Easter Vigil Mass albeit interesting.  We had a bat out of hell join us.  A very swoopy, large bat.... who wasn't Catholic, I could tell that.  From altar to choir loft there was one somewhat lengthy time of bat ducking, giggles and panics.  Of course our priest didn't flinch a bit and kept right on blessing the Holy Water (obviously bats out of hell don't like Holy Water) .  I will admit to being on the side of the giggles especially after this absurd thought ran through my head of hitting the bat with a bat and having it plummet through the air. Methinks I will never learn to compose myself.  By the chanting of Sicut Cervus just before the renewal of our Baptismal Vows it met it's fateful end somewhere down below the choir loft.

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