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A Cry of Joy

fr Gregory explains how the exclamation 'Allelluia' is a basic reaction in joy to the Risen Lord.

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Liturgical Index

Easter Sunday

31st March 2013: New Harmony

Malcolm McMahon O.P.

A child of nine years of age asked me a rather difficult question during a recent visit to a primary school. He asked me why the date of Easter... more »

8th April 2012: Blinded By The Light

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! We have been following Christ through Lent, with fasting, prayer and almsgiving. We have tried to keep close to him... more »

4th April 2010: And No Religion Too

Euan Marley O.P.

Here's something odd about the Resurrection scenes in the Gospels: in all the scenes where the disciples encounter the Risen Christ, there is no... more »

12th April 2009: He Is Not There

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

Why did Mary Magdalene visit the tomb of Christ? Was it simply an act of sight-seeing? St John doesn't tell us, and St Matthew does tell us that... more »

Cycle: A - 20th April 2014: A Cry of Joy

Gregory Pearson O.P.

Alleluia! If there’s one word that characterises our Easter celebrations, it’s this. We’ve been holding off from using it for the... more »

Cycle: A - 24th April 2011: Enduring Love

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

Tonight we celebrate the defeat of death. St Paul wrote to the Romans: 'As Christ was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too might live a... more »

Cycle: A - 23rd March 2008: 'Come With Me, And I Will Show You'

John O'Connor O.P.

One of the most moving reflections on the Resurrection I know of was written by a grieving father mourning the loss of his son in the First World... more »

Cycle: A - 27th March 2005: Triumph over Life

Leon Pereira O.P.

I once heard a preacher say at a funeral Mass that the person who'd died was like a caterpillar turned into a butterfly, become more beautiful,... more »

Cycle: A - 31st March 2002: Preaching the Resurrection

Fergus Kerr O.P.

Go quickly and tell his disciples, "He has been raised from the dead,"the angel of the Lord tells the women when they see the tomb empty;Go and tell... more »

Cycle: B - 16th April 2006: Being Someone

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

They say you learn by your mistakes. I wish that were the case. A few weeks ago I found myself watching a film which told the story of a family on a... more »

Cycle: B - 20th April 2003: He Finds Us

Allan White O.P.

If you mention the word theology to many people they are liable to turn up their noses and imagine scholarly studies, containing shelf upon shelf of... more »

Cycle: C - 8th April 2007: It's Only Natural

Richard Conrad O.P.

The Gospels are reticent about the Resurrection. Having described Our Lord's Passion in relentless detail, they do not describe the Resurrection at... more »

Cycle: C - 11th April 2004: The Dawning of Faith

Richard Finn O.P.

How do we expect John to narrate the resurrection this Easter morning? Do we look for trumpets, for a swelling note of glory from the evangelist... more »

Cycle: C - 15th April 2001: The Symbols of Easter Night

Malcolm McMahon O.P.

One of the enduring memories of my childhood was seeing the Wakefield Mystery Plays at Bernard Miles's famous Mermaid Theatre at Puddle Dock in the... more »