Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Easter and Book Giveaway!




He is risen!

I hope everyone's Octave has truly been a week of Easters, and that by immersing yourselves in the liturgy of each day--whether Divine Office, holy Mass, or both--you can continue with six weeks of Easter.  These weeks of Eastertide should be as full of joy as lent was of penance. Daily liturgical prayer will help keep you in that blessed place of Easter joy.

A nice way to proclaim the Lord's resurrection during this season is to preface grace before meals with an antiphon. The traditional one is
The Lord is risen Alleluia!
He is truly risen Alleluia!

Another way to go, especially on Sundays of Easter is
This is the day the Lord has made, alleluia!
Let us be rejoice and be glad, alleluia!

Other good ones are the antiphons used for daytime prayer during the octave.

Prefacing grace before meals with a seasonal or feast day antiphon is a great way to share the Liturgy of the Hours--in very tiny doses--with your family.

Now for the giveaway.
I have a couple of extra copies of my book that I'd like to give away. If you've already bought a copy (thank you very much) you still might want to try for an extra copy to give to a friend.

You know the drill. Post a comment and make sure that, if you are an "Anonymous" that your name appears someplace in your comment.

I'll take entries until Thursday, then pick a winner. Good luck.

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18 comments:

  1. iBreviary gives the versicles from the Book of Blessings to be used with meals during the different seasons. My favorite is "The disciples recognized the Lord, alleluia, in the the breaking of bread, alleluia."

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    1. That "prayers" section on ibreviary is a real goldmine, isn't it? I don't talk about it much since I don't want to distract folks from the LOTH, but there's hardly a better prayerbook app out there.

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  2. I would be interested in winning a copy as I currently run a blog where I review of Catholic books. Thanks for the chance to win. http://stuartsstudy.blogspot.com

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  3. Well, I bought one, but I know of several folks I'd give one too! Thanks for the offer! Thanks Daria,
    Angela

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  4. I love the antiphon before grace! I'm going to start doing this.

    Please, count me in for the giveaway.

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  5. I love the antiphon before grace too! I've always wanted to incorporate that Easter verse/response into our domestic church, and this is a great way to do it.

    Please count me in for the giveaway as well!

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  6. I've already ordered a book thru Amazon but I'd like a copy since my copies only last until someone else needs it more than I do.

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  7. Hi Daria - I'm a newly confirmed Catholic (Easter Vigil 2013) from the Anglican tradition. I just discovered your blog and seeking to integrate more prayer into my daily life. I would love a copy of your book. Please add me for your giveaway!

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  8. I'd love to learn more about the Liturgy of the Hours, count me in!

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  9. Would treasure a copy of your book!! Sue Wren

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  10. I have wanted to get started on the Book of Hours--it was on a lengthy list of Lenten reading--and your introduction may be the proper primer.

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  11. I'd love a copy of your book, but I will buy it if I don't win and even if I do :) I'm thrilled to see the LOH being brought into ordinary Catholics' lives!

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    1. You did it, Leila! You are the winner.
      And now I just looked up who you are. You are THAT Leila. How uttterly delightful. Do you remember a phone conversation you and I had back in the early 80s? We were both budding/blooming young columnists at the time.

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