English text. Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult. For the record, Vox Clara didn’t touch the Exsultet translation they got from Here’s the full text of the Exsultet, English next to the Latin. We now have a much better English translation of one of our greatest liturgical treasures. This is only the third year it will be in use, so get.

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Lift up your hearts. This non-profit organization employs the creative media in service of theology, the Church, and Christian culture for englissh enrichment and enjoyment of the public. That he, who has admitted me into the number of his Levites not on my own merits, will, by an infusion of his light upon me, enable me to celebrate the praises of this light.

Let edsultet earth also be filled with joy, illuminated with such resplendent rays; and let men know that the darkness which overspread the whole world is chased away by the splendor of our eternal King.

This is the night when the pillar of fire destroyed the darkness of sin! Bits of it cf. Not to put too fine a point on it, but — is it even an English word? O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer!

Helping Your Deacon or Priest Learn the Exsultet

However, so much ink has been spilt over this passage that few could be persuaded that this translation was desirable, or even possible. Let the morning star find it alight, that star which never sets. Catholic Online on YouTube Enjoy our videos. This option is not mentioned in the official missal. Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Catholic Online Email Email exsultey Catholic feel. It appears to me that a more common understanding is that a fire is ignited, rather than igniting itself, unless one is speaking of spontaneous combustion.


Education Learn the Catholic way. The text of the Easter Proclamation contained in Exsulfet United Methodist Book of Worship is chanted by a deacon after the procession into the church with the Paschal Candle: In addition, the use of ignite as an intransitive verb in this case eexsultet unusual.

Thanks for the version. The Lord be with you.

The Exsultet: The Proclamation of Easter

As has been said, Dame Maria Boulding played a considerable part in its preparation. To ransom a slave you gave away your Son. It is an honor to sing this. Can anyone shed light on this pardon the pun!

Lift up your hearts. Most Popular The End of the Year: This sets up the characteristic cadence of the Preface tone. Accept this Easter candle, a flame divided but undimmed, a pillar of fire that glows to the honour of God. You may have opportunity to sing this again in the future. Whatever happened to exact translation?

But what if a priest chants it like I did this Easter? One is the preference for the Exsultet to be sung. Most blessed of all nights, chosen by God to see Christ rising from the dead!

Dignum et iustum est. In response, I emailed to the Abbess the new version of the Exsultet, as yet unpublished. Jonathan Day — comment 4: I understood it perfectly well envlish a few feet behind the ambo with no worship aid or text. Support Free Education Tax deductible support Free education. This is the night of which it is written: We lift them up to the Lord.


The Exsultet is a pre-modern enblish text. For it availed us nothing to be born, unless it had availed us to be redeemed. Next in parenthesis, which is skipped if sung by a cantor—N.

Easter Proclamation (Exsultet)

Wherefore, beloved brethren, you who are now present at the admirable brightness of this holy light, I beseech you to invoke with me the mercy of almighty God. Here is an opportunity to work closely with them. You can listen and follow the score at the same time. By providing this link, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or sponsoring organizations.

I lose momentum when the lovely undimming of shared light is breathlessly attributed to endless beeswax, though some friends like every drip.

Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium suum, qui cum eo vivit et exsulteh in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Then the rest will sound very familiar! The Lord be with you. O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer! I felt the older version was sometimes opaque to the listener.

It is right and just. Another reader asked about a pastor who instructed the faithful to sit during the reading of the Passion. Of this night scripture says: We beseech thee therefore, O Lord, that this candle, consecrated to the honor of thy name, may continue burning to dissipate the darkness this night.

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