Dear brothers and sisters,
the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
and shall ever be manifest among us,
until the day of his return.
Through the rhythms of times and
let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Let us recall the year's culmination,
the Easter Triduum of the Lord:
his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial,
and his rising celebrated
between the evening of the Twenty-Fifth day of March
and the evening of the Twenty-Sixth day of March,
Easter Sunday being on the Twenty-Seventh day of March.
Each Easter -- as on each Sunday
the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.
From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the
beginning of Lent,
will occur on the Tenth day of February.
The Ascension of
the Lord will be commemorated on
the Eighth day of May.
conclusion of the season of Easter,
will be celebrated on the Fifteenth day of May.
And, this year the First
Sunday of Advent will be
on the Twenty-Seventh day of November.
Likewise the pilgrim Church
proclaims the passover of Christ
in the feasts of the holy Mother of God,
in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.
To Jesus Christ, who was, who is,
and who is to come,
Lord of time and history,
be endless praise, for ever and ever. Amen.