Sunday, April 04, 2010

Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas


Just press play, and let the incomparable glories of Beethoven drench your soul with the glorious news that Christ is risen! Hallelujah!

Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas,
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures:
et ascendit in caelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris.
And ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father:
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos,
And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead:
cuius regni non erit finis;
Whose Kingdom will have no end;
Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem,
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
qui ex Patre Filioque procedit.
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son
Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur:
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
qui locutus est per prophetas.
Who has spoken through the Prophets.
Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.
And I believe in One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church,
Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
And I look for the Resurrection of the Dead:
et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.
And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast; Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Cor. v7

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin: but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom. vi.9

Christ is risen from the dead : and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death : by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die: even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Cor. xv.20.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

The Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Coloss. 3.1.
IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

The Gospel. St. John 20.1.
THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Cranmer wishes all of his readers and communicants a happy and blessed Easter.

22 Comments:

Blogger Bishop Alan Wilson said...

The joy of resurrection to your grace!

One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And Death shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die!

4 April 2010 at 07:37  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

And the same to you, Your Grace!

4 April 2010 at 07:43  
Blogger Ginro said...

He is risen!

He is risen, indeed!

Alleluia!

4 April 2010 at 08:55  
Blogger Gnostic said...

I reciprocate, Your Grace.

4 April 2010 at 09:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you get many Easter eggs your Grace.

4 April 2010 at 09:23  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Verily he who wants nothing of this world, requires neither its rags and the draped empty linen, like a flag is naught without the breaze that fills it and maketh it live.

Amen

4 April 2010 at 10:28  
Anonymous keving said...

Fire up the Quattro - He Has Risen :)

4 April 2010 at 10:32  
Anonymous British Shorthair said...

Sincere thanks, Your Grace.

Have a happy day.

4 April 2010 at 10:52  
Anonymous len said...

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very heart of the Gospel and distinguishes Christianity apart from all other religions.
We have a risen saviour!
Christianity is more than a religion,more than a philosophy,more than following a moral code.
Christ Himself is the very life content of the Christian faith.
Christ himself is the one who meets all His demands through the power of the Holy Spirit, the same power which raised Christ from the dead.
Christ did not die simply that we might be saved from a bad conscience,or even to remove the stain of past failure, but to "clear the decks" for divine action.We are reconciled to God by Christ`s death,but saved by His life!


"For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."(Romans 5:10-11)

4 April 2010 at 11:13  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Happy Easter to Your Grace and all Communicants.

4 April 2010 at 12:15  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

'...incomparable glories of Beethoven...'

You're not wrong there, Cranny. The Missa Solemnis has credible claim to be the greatest choral work ever written. Let's hope some of your readers are spurred by your extract to explore it further.

Thanks for the reminder.

4 April 2010 at 12:47  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Happy Easter, Your Grace.

4 April 2010 at 13:33  
Blogger OldSouth said...

A most happy Easter from the former colonies, Your Grace. And thanks for all the encouragement and good cheer you offer every day. It is much appreciated here.

Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or imagine....

4 April 2010 at 14:19  
Blogger Bryan said...

He came as the spotless Passover Lamb, the willing Sacrifice for all who would be saved.

He is Risen in power and glory! Ascended into Heaven,
Seated at the right hand of the Father.

His Return will be as the Lion of Judah. He will redeem His own, conquer the rest, judge us all.


Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

4 April 2010 at 14:58  
Blogger Angus said...

Happy Easter, everybody!

Amen, Amen and Amen!!

4 April 2010 at 15:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resurrexi et adhum tecum sum. Alleluia!

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus. Exultemus et laetemur in ea. Alleluia!

A happy and holy Easter to Your Grace, and to all your Readers and Communicants.

4 April 2010 at 15:43  
Anonymous Woden said...

Happy Eostre, YG

4 April 2010 at 17:15  
Blogger Dr.D said...

He is risen! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

A blessed Easter to all!

4 April 2010 at 19:33  
Blogger Preacher said...

When all seemed lost & gone, slain by mankinds wicked hand, laid to rest in a borrowed grave. All hope & joy turned to bitter grief & tears, at break of day they came to honour Him. But who can weep & mourn over an empty grave where the loved one lies no more, but stands alive & laughs at deaths demise. Joy to the World through He who broke deaths power & set His followers free.
God Bless you all. Preacher.

4 April 2010 at 20:40  
Anonymous not a machine said...

A happy Easter indeed , I had little time to reflect with all the appologies going on.
Although did catch Peter Tatchells remarks and felt that he may have unwittingly sent a message out to people that he didnt intend judging by some reactions I have seen posted .
Too clever by half to choose the holy day to burn a little controversey and injustice .

Sinners are criminalised by B&B owners ?? I re arranged the words and it still made sense "B&B onwers are criminalised by sinners" , has an unfortunate perfect symetry in absolutes .

Let us hope we dont lose God in the comming storm .

4 April 2010 at 21:40  
Anonymous 被リンク said...

Thanks Cranmer! Thanks god.

5 April 2010 at 04:31  
Blogger Shaun Michael said...

A glorious Easter to Your Grace. It is a pleasant surprise to stumble on your page on this day of days, and find you recommending the Beethoven setting of this most heartening part of the Credo. May I commend to Your Grace's attention Haydn's setting in his Missa in Angustiis?

It is my 56th Easter as an Anglican musician. I hope it is true that "who sings prays twice". Like most church musicians today, it is and will be a very busy day. I do not grudge the work, but "Dear Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If, in my haste, I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me, for Christ's sake".

Et ressurexit!
Deo gratias!

24 April 2011 at 14:01  

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