Saturday, May 2, 2015

"At Christ’s Rising let us dance with faith today..."

Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!
Christ healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda (source)
At Christ’s Rising let us dance with faith today, O peoples: Hell has been despoiled; rapidly he gave up the prisoners he held, as they hymned the wonderful works of God.
O Christ, who once with divine power braced the limbs of the paralytic by your word and ordered him who had been weak for many years to take up his bed, heal my fearsomely sick soul.
Once the Angel would come down into the Sheep Pool and cure one person each year; but now by divine Baptism Christ cleanses unnumbered multitudes.
-Excerpt from the Canon for the Sunday of the Paralytic
Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs, He has granted life!
Truly, the Lord is risen!

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