Category Archives: Easter

Pagan Greeks Saw Easter Coming 500 Years Before It Happened!

Sorrow! Sorrow! Very few days pass but that we don’t hear of some new sorrow. A job is lost, a troubled marriage…a near relation passes away, serious illness falls, dashing promises and hopes…a calamity strikes affecting the national interest…a friend loses his … Continue reading

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Feasting and Easter

Resurrexit! There is nothing like the feeling attendant on the one who, although perhaps he has not scrupulously fulfilled every detail of his Lenten promises, approaches the Easter Morning brunch table and finds this… and this! and Egg Strada! And of … Continue reading

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Did you know that our Lord’s death was a miracle?

After suffering such a terrible passion, I must confess I never thought our Lord’s death was something out of the ordinary course of nature. The question in my mind was why did Jesus not die sooner than he did? The … Continue reading

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Resurrexit! 2016

Happy Easter 2016!  

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Father let this chalice pass from me

The Fourth century saint and doctor of the church, St. Hilary of Poitiers, has a lovely insight – or perhaps I should say – a somewhat different take on Our Lord’s prayer in the garden. And going a little further, … Continue reading

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Easter and Beef Wellington.

Easter is a red meat celebration. And what food could be more indicative of Christ’s Resurrection from the dark tomb than Beef Wellington – in which a delicious thick succulent tenderloin is hidden inside a beautiful puff pastry phyllo dough … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch – Resurrexit!

Happy Easter to all! Easter Brunch 2015! I will let the photos tell the story.

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Forty Days For Fermentation

As it is the first week of Lent I am congratulating myself on the steps that I have taken to prepare well for Easter. First I have made the usual meaningful but ordinary commitments towards keeping my Lenten resolutions. Here … Continue reading

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Life Has No Meaning?

On Holy Saturday, between His death and Resurrection Our Lord is engaged in what the medievals called the “Harrowing of Hell.” He descended into the Netherworld and freed all those just souls from their captivity to whom the gates of heaven … Continue reading

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This is the day the Lord has made!

  Ok… Ok, due to popular demand I have decided to post one of my favorite Easter Hymns- even if it is in English. Just listen to this! This Is The Day (UPDATE: unfortunately these links no longer work! You … Continue reading

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