O God, who hast bestowed on the faithful the fire of Thy brightness by Thy Son, who is the corner-stone, hallow this new fire struck from a flint to help us when we use it: and grant that during this Paschal festival we may be so inflamed with heavenly desires, that with pure minds we may join Thy feast of perpetual light. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christ yesterday and today
Beginning and End
Alpha and Omega
All times are His
And all ages;
To Him be glory and dominion
Through all ages of eternity. Amen.
Through His wounds holy and glorious
Guard and preserve us
Christ the Lord. Amen.
Light of Christ, in glory rising,
-Blessing of the New Fire from the Solemn Easter Vigil service
"Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If up till now you have kept him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk: you won’t be disappointed. If following him seems difficult, don’t be afraid, trust him, be confident that he is close to you, he is with you and he will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do."- Easter Vigil Sermon of Pope Francis
May the Light of Our Risen Lord burn brightly in your hearts and in your families and homes throughout this glorious Eastertide! For His Light dispels all darkness and fills us with exceedingly great joy! Happy Easter, friends!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!