Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter - Making up for the missing Alleluias

Although it may sound strange - today, and tomorrow and the next day, in fact until next Sunday we can still say Happy Easter.  This is because for the octave (eight days) of Easter we celebrate as if each day is Easter Sunday.  

Having not said Alleluia throughout Lent we make up for it by saying it during Easter.  The following video for children explains more about Easter Alleluias and introduces children to a traditional prayer to Mary, the Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven).  
More details about the Regina Caeli tomorrow.

Remember during the Easter Octave

5:00pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

5:30pm Sung Vespers (evening prayer) and Benediction