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Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Lord is risen from the Sepulchre

Written on April 20, 2018 at 11:54 am, by

V. The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia. R. And hath appeared to Simon, alleluia. V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto thee. Let us pray. Grant, we beseech, O Almighty God, that we for whom the Feast of the Passover hath now drawn to an end, may in our […]

JESUS APPEARS TO THE 500

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm, by

From that last place, which was some hours south of Tiberias, Peter went with the other Apostles, the disci- ples, and many of the people westward to an elevated region which had on the north an extraordinarily fertile valley. Even in the depth of winter, it was covered with beautiful, tall grass, for there was […]

Ave Maria! Gratia plena! Dominus Tecum!

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:35 pm, by

Benedicta Tu in mulieribus! Fear not, Mary, * thou hast found grace with the Lord; behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a Son. Alleluia. Psalm 62 62:2 O God, my God, * to thee do I watch at break of day. 62:2 For thee my soul hath thirsted; * for thee my flesh, O […]

THE APOSTLES PREACHING THE RESURRECTION

Written on April 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm, by

On that same night a part of the Apostles, at Jesus’ bidding, betook themselves to Bethania, while the rest set out for Jerusalem. The older disciples remained in Beth- ania to teach the younger and weaker in the Faith, which they did partly at the house of Lazarus and partly in the synagogue. Nicodemus and […]

Risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Written on April 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm, by

If you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God: Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Thanks be to God. A Blessed Resurrection! – Fr. Stephen

Vigil with the friends of Jesus on Holy Saturday

Written on April 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm, by

Psalm 50 Have mercy on me, O God, * according to thy great mercy. According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity. 50:4 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, * and cleanse me from my sin. 50:5 For I know my iniquity, * and my sin is always before me. […]

Good Friday

Written on April 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm, by

Ant. The kings of the earth set themselves, * and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His Anointed. Psalm 2 2:1 Why have the Gentiles raged, * and the people devised vain things? 2:2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, * against the Lord and […]

OUR LORD’S DESCENT INTO HELL

Written on April 1, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

WHEN Jesus, after uttering a loud cry, expired, I saw his heavenly soul under the form of a bright meteor pierce the earth at the foot of the Cross, accompanied by the angel Gabriel and many other angels. His Divine nature continued united to his soul as well as to his body, which still remained […]

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA REQUESTS THE BODY OF JESUS FROM PILATE

Written on April 1, 2018 at 11:29 am, by

Quiet was scarcely restored to Jerusalem after all those frightful events, when Pilate, already so terrified, was assailed on all sides with accounts of what had occurred. The Council of the Jews also, as they had determined to do that morning, sent to him for permission to break the legs of the crucified, and thus […]

THE EARTHQUAKE. APPARITIONS OF THE DEAD IN JERUSALEM

Written on April 1, 2018 at 11:19 am, by

When Jesus with a loud cry gave up His Spirit into the hands of His Heavenly Father, I saw His soul, like a luminous figure, penetrating the earth at the foot of the cross, accompanied by a band of luminous angels, among whom was Gabriel. I saw a great multitude of evil spirits driven by […]