April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord

Welcome Father Martin Today’s Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 | Col 3:1-4 | Jn 20:1-9

Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult, let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King’s triumph!

Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of the earth be glad, knowing an end to gloom and darkness.

Rejoice, let Mother Church also rejoice, arrayed with the lightning of his glory, let this holy building shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices of the peoples. […]

It is truly right and just, with ardent love of mind and heart and with devoted service of our voice, to acclaim our God invisible, the almighty Father, and Jesus Christ, our Lord, his Son, his Only Begotten.

Who for our sake paid Adam’s debt to the eternal Father, and, pouring out his own dear Blood, wiped clean the record of our ancient sinfulness.

These, then, are the feasts of Passover, in which is slain the Lamb, the one true Lamb, whose Blood anoints the doorposts of believers.

This is the night, when once you led our forebears, Israel’s children, from slavery in Egypt and made them pass dry-shod through the Red Sea.

This is the night that with a pillar of fire banished the darkness of sin.

This is the night that even now throughout the world, sets Christian believers apart from worldly vices and from the gloom of sin, leading them to grace and joining them to his holy ones.

This is the night when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld.

Our birth would have been no gain, had we not been redeemed. O wonder of your humble care for us! O love, O charity beyond all telling, to ransom a slave you gave away your Son!

O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ!

O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer!

O truly blessed night, worthy alone to know the time and hour when Christ rose from the underworld!

This is the night of which it is written: The night shall be as bright as day, dazzling is the night for me, and full of gladness.

The sanctifying power of this night dispels wickedness, washes faults away, restores innocence to the fallen, and joy to mourners, drives out hatred, fosters concord, and brings down the mighty. […]

Source: Text: Excerpt from the Easter Proclamation (“Exsultet”), read at the Easter Vigil Image: Icon of the Harrowing of Hell, anonymous Russian painter, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kirillo-Belozersky_iconostasis_20_-_Harrowing.jpg


  • 17 April - Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord starts at 11:30 am! There will be no mass at 13:00. Bring your own Easter candle to light if you so wish, we will also have a number of smaller ones at hand for you to take home.
  • 17 April - After Mass, we invite you to continue celebrating with our church community for a little while with an Easter Social in front of the church. Coffee will be provided! If possible, bring something to eat or drink to share, or consider helping with the set-up (from 10:45 am) and/clean-up. For our little ones, there might be a few Easter eggs waiting to be hunted down :-)