Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Monday & the Octave

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Resurrection of Christ, by Raphael, ca. 1500AD.

Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was really on the first day of Easter -- as this highest of Feasts has a 1st Class Octave -- eight days, all of which are 1st Class Feasts, or Solemnities.  This is the holiest and most celebratory week of the year -- each of these days is like another Easter!  As such, this blog will continue with the Easter day theme throughout the week.  Of course, the full Easter Season lasts fifty days, until Pentecost.

Here is the Alleluia verse from Easter Monday:

For more on Easter and Eastertide, you might consult:

Old Catholic Encyclopedia: Easter

Fish Eaters: Eastertide

It is worth noting something, too, of the idea of an Octave:
Old Catholic Encyclopedia: Octave

Check back later this week, as I continue to present various aspects of this glorious feast!

Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia, et apparuit Simoni, alleluia!

Live well!

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