Whereas in Lent we repented, in Eastertide we rejoice.

Whereas we fasted, now we feast.

Whereas we gave alms, now we give witness

in all manner of ways to all people

that Christ is truly risen,

the old world order is passed away

and the reign of God is begun.

Begun in the newly baptized,

begun in newly oiled believers

who have taken their place at Christ’s table.

Begun again in us

who were baptized and chrismated long ago.

David Philippart                                                             Graphic: Martin Ersspamer osb