I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
Did you join the chorus today as it was relayed around the globe? “Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!!” The liturgy will echo this refrain for the next 7 weeks as we amplify, intensify, and magnify the news of Christ’s resurrection. While the other major feasts of the liturgical calendar use the 40-day structure which reminds us of Christ’s 40-day fast, and Israel’s 40 years of wandering, Easter’s celebration amplifies the rejoicing to an abundant 50 days (perfection times perfection plus one: 7X7+1).
This week’s playlist begins a string of music that affirms and celebrates the resurrection. From the early chants to contemporary oratorio, Easter music will fill our headphones and our hearts over the next seven weeks as we rejoice: He is Risen Indeed!