Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
Exultet – The Easter Proclamation
“Exultet” is the opening word in Latin of The Easter Proclamation, an ancient hymn sung by the deacon over the Pascal Candle which is lit at the start of the start of the Easter Vigil Holy Saturday evening which celebrates the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Exultet has been in use in the Catholic Easter liturgy from between the 5th and 7th centuries.
We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
Chant of the Templars – Da Pacem Domine
Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris
Quia non est alius
Qui pugnet pro nobis
Nisi tu Deus noster.
Give peace, O Lord, in our time
Because there is no one else
Who will fight for us
If not You, our God
A mix at the link!
Some of the music will sound familar, such as The Kingdom of Heaven,
The Passion of Christ, Chronicles of Narnia Battle…
The subtext of the chants implies an awareness that Hell itself is unleashed in times of war, and there is only one way to fight Hell and that is through divine intervention. We must turn to God in our quest for peace, since no one else is powerful enough to stop war. Nor were the Christians under the illusion that governments can bring peace or that governments are truly fighting for us. Not governments, not soldiers, not politicians — only God serves the interest of peace and is powerful enough to put an end to the madness.
Pray for Peace this Easter and in your Daily Prayers
Greeting: CHRIST IS RISEN!!!
Response: INDEED HE IS RISEN!!!