By Renaissance Girl
So much contained in a single word….word made flesh. It strikes me that the Resurrection is like a second Incarnation. Christ, now bearing the wounds of our sins, after three days again stands among us-visible.
I had the privilege this past weekend to be involved with the chant group for the Triduum services. It brought the text alive in a new way, and no text more so than ‘Alleluia’. We slipped up behind the altar after one of the scripture readings at the Easter Vigil and turned to face the church. I felt suddenly overwhelmed, there under the mosaic of Christ, with a church full of people robed in white, faces full of expectancy, bells poised to ring…the excitement was palpable. We burst into the Alleluia chant with it’s rising line and everything burst into song, as creation must have on that morning. The tower bells joined the sparkle of hand bells and the vigorous chanting of the congregation of ‘Alleluia’, let loose after 40 days of being silenced….and I thought my heart would leap from my chest. He is risen indeed!