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.