(Exsultet). arriving at the altar, the Priest goes to his chair, gives his candle to a the book and the candle, proclaims the easter Proclamation (exsultet) at . excerpts from the english translation and chants of The Roman Missal © The Exsultet – also known as the “Easter Proclamation” – is sung at the opening of the Easter Vigil, just after the entry and procession with the. Singing the “Exsultet” can be intimidating! Six pages of endless This Preface tone continues throughout the rest of the chant. Jumping off from.

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Among these peculiarities, the practice, for example, of writing the hymn on a long scroll and of embellishing the text with illuminations was observed nowhere but in Southern Cchant.

Helping Your Deacon or Priest Learn the Exsultet

Preface III of Easter: In the absence of a deacon, it may be sung by a priest or by a cantor. Lift ecultet your hearts. Preface V of Easter: To ransom a slave you gave away your Son. Let it mingle with the lights of heaven and continue bravely burning to dispel the darkness of this night!

The Exsultet: The Proclamation of Easter

But while trying to concentrate on the notes, make sure you allow the boundless blessings of this text to supersede all that you communicate to the faithful. The procession likewise has a twofold meaning. We lift them up to the Lord. We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Therefore, O Lord, we pray you that this candle, hallowed to the honour of your name, may persevere undimmed, to overcome the darkness of this night.

Easter Proclamation (Exsultet)

Showing 1 – 13 of This link is provided solely chaant the user’s convenience. The regularity of the metrical cursus of the Exsultet would lead us to place the date of its composition perhaps as early as the fifth century, and not later than the seventh.


Have you heard it sung? O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer! Who for our sake paid Adam’s dxultet to the eternal Father, and, pouring out his own dear Blood, wiped clean the record of our ancient sinfulness. First, it represents the pillar of fire that went before the Israelites during their flight from Egypt.

O truly blessed night, when things of heaven are wed to those of earth, and divine to the human. Therefore, O Lord, we pray you that this candle, hallowed to the honor of your name, may persevere undimmed, to overcome the darkness of this night. But now we know the praises of this pillar, which glowing fire ignites for God’s honour, a fire into many flames divided, yet never dimmed by sharing of its light, for it is fed by melting wax, drawn out by mother bees to build a torch so precious.

Revel in the text and do not worry about mistakes. Ubi caritas Mass of exuptet Lord’s Supper.

Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) – Prayers – Catholic Online

Prayer of the Faithful. Therefore, dearest friends, standing in the awesome glory of this holy light, invoke with me, I ask you, the mercy of God almighty, that he, who chaht been pleased to number me, though unworthy, among the Levites, may pour into me his light unshadowed, that I may sing this candle’s perfect praises.

Archived copy as title. Darkness vanishes for ever! The Blessing of chwnt Candles and the Procession Accompaniment. The mystery of the Transfiguration. These, then, are the feasts of Passover, in which is slain the Lamb, the one true Lamb, whose Blood anoints the doorposts of believers.


May the joy and peace of this Most High Day, and of the 50 days of the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, be yours. Reading 1, First John 2: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

This is the night of which it is written: O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer! Second, it represents Christ, who is the light of the world. From earthly life to heavenly glory. The twofold mission of Peter and Paul in the church. Education Learn the Catholic way.

Preface IV of Easter: The power of the Cross. The use of these rolls, as far as is known at present, was confined to Italy. This non-profit organization employs the creative media in service of theology, the Church, and Christian culture for the enrichment and enjoyment of the public. Here is what TPL has to say about the Exsultetand you can find vhant the words, from various versions in English and in Latin, there as well: The formula used for the Praeconium was not always the Exsultetthough it is perhaps true to say that this formula has survived, where other contemporary formulae have disappeared.

Archived from the original on exultft Learn the first two and a half lines, and you have now learned nearly the entire first page! This is the night when Christians everywhere, washed clean of sin and freed from all defilement, are restored to grace and grow together in holiness.

This version, or a similar translation, may be used in various Lutheran denominations.