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Category Archives: Easter I – Quasimodogeniti
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The first word the disciples hear from the mouth of their resurrected Savior is His Easter greeting: Peace be with you. Jesus’ greeting … Continue reading
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This first Sunday after Easter has several names. If you’re counting the number of Sundays after Easter (a week of weeks or seven Sundays), it’s the first Sunday after Easter. If you’re keeping track of church attendance, then today is sometimes called “low Sunday,” and you can probably guess why! If you’re keeping an eye on the main characters in the Gospel Lesson, then it is “Thomas Sunday,” as we follow him from doubt to faith. But if you’re following the Introit of the day as a thematic statement for the Sunday, then today is Quasimodogeniti Sunday, a tongue-twister for “new born babe Sunday.” We will follow the newborn babe theme today, building on the words of St. Peter, “As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word.” Continue reading
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Jesus shows His resurrected body to His disciples, allowing them to see His wounded hands and side. Then He breathes on them and says, … Continue reading
QUASI MODO GENITI, THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER For a fuller understanding of the Propers for the Octave of Easter we must again recall the practices of the Church in the earlier centuries. The celebration of the Easter mystery was … Continue reading