Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song


“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”….. “For this I was born, and for this I came into the wold, to testify to the truth”.

 Where Jesus is, Truth is always present. A phrase that is found repeatedly in the Paschal liturgy is, Surrexit Dominus vere. The Lord is risen….in fact, truly, really, actually. Out of the ruins of his life’s end, the total immolation of his body, and the finality of his last breath came the resurrection — truly.

Tragedy struck very near to home last week. As we were praying and grieving for our fellow brothers and sisters in Boston, I was reminded again that God builds out of ruins. The seeming triumph of evil is not the end of the story. The power of his resurrection will bring wholeness to everyone who was touched by Monday’s devastation — truly.

The Invitatory Psalm Antiphon, Surrexit Dominus vere, from the Night Office of Matins, can be heard with the first segment of Psalm 95.

Surrexit Dominus


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