April 20, 2014

Easter

April 20, 2014:  Easter Sunday

Please check out my main Easter post, last night's, for Easter Vigil!

Readings
  • Acts 10:34a, 37-43  Peter:  We saw what Jesus did.  They put him to death.  God raised him and let us see him.  He commissioned us to preach and testify God appointed him as judge.  All who believe in him will receive forgiveness of sins.
    Wordle: Readings 4-20-14
  • Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23  "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad."  His mercy endures forever.  I shall live and declare the Lord's works.  The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
  • Col 3:1-4  If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above.  Your life is hidden with Christ.  When Christ appears, you will appear with him in glory.
  • 1 Cor 5:6b-8  Clear out the old yeast.  so you may become fresh dough.  Christ has been sacrificed.  Let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast of malice and wickedness but the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
  • Jn 20:1-9  Mary of Magdala saw the stone removed, ran to Peter and the disciple Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord, and we don’t know where they put him.”  The other disciple arrived first; he saw the cloths but didn't go in.  Peter arrived and went in; then the other one entered and believed.
Pope Francis
  • Urbi et Orbi message:  Happy and Holy Easter!  Jesus, who was crucified, is risen!  It's Good News, the basis of our faith and hope.  Jesus, Love incarnate, died for our sins, but the Father raised him and made him Lord.  Love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, good over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
(della Francesca
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So we say, “Come and see!”  The Good News is a testimony to unconditional and faithful love; it's about encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast…  Love is powerful, gives life, and makes hope blossom.
Lord, you who have conquered death, help us to seek, find, love, and adore you.  Help us to overcome hunger and wastefulness.  Enable us to protect the vulnerable.  Comfort all who can't celebrate Easter with loved ones because they've been unjustly torn from them.  Comfort immigrants.  End all war and conflict, and grant life and peace to everyone!
          Reflections
              Happy Easter from St. Bede
              cantors / animators Lori and Jamie
            • Moved to greater love to experience the risen Jesus bringing joy and peace.  I sit in the empty tomb and reminisce with Peter and John about Jesus.  What do we say?  How do I feel?  Joy compels us to share the good news.



            Music
            Apparel
            • "Keyboard with dove" tie pin:  God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power (1st reading)
            • Sheep tie bar:  Our lamb has been sacrificed (2nd reading); a Lamb redeems the sheep (sequence)
            • "Stone" tie pin:  stone the builders rejected (psalm); stone was removed from the tomb (gospel)
            • White shirt:  color of robes, color of the day

            Dress your life!