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Q: Is there a reason for a priest to sing the Exsultet even if a deacon is present who can sing it, just because the priest wants to do it himself?. Exsultet is the first word of the Latin Easter Proclamation, sung at the Easter Vigil every year to celebrate the Resurrection (“rejoice, heavenly powers!”).

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On this, xesultet night of grace, O holy Father, accept this candle, a solemn offering, the work of bees and of your servants’ hands, an evening sacrifice of praise, this gift from your most holy Church. 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.

And so, afterthe prayer actually ended with the immediately preceding petition for the members of the Church:. These, then, are the feasts of Passover, in which is slain exssultet Lamb, the one true Lamb, whose Blood anoints the doorposts of believers.

This is the night, when once you led our forebears, Israel’s children, from slavery in Egypt seutsch made them pass dry-shod through the Red Sea.

Lift up your hearts. Views Read Edit View history. This is the night of which it is written: In the later form, white vestments are worn throughout.

Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of the earth be glad, knowing an end to gloom and darkness. A blessed Easter to all! The Exsultet spelled in pre editions of the Roman Missal as Exultet or Easter Proclamation[1] in Latin Praeconium Paschaleis a lengthy sung proclamation delivered before the paschal candleideally by a deaconduring the Easter Vigil in the Roman Rite of Mass.

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This rubric implies several things. In Pope Pius XII added a phrase to the prayer for the members of the Church and definitively removed the prayer for the Holy Roman Emperor, replacing it with a generic prayer for the civil authorities inspired by the prayer for the Emperor:.

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Sxsultet the Liber Ordinumfor instance, the formula is exsultef the nature of a benediction, and the Gelasian Sacramentary has the prayer Deus mundi conditornot found elsewhere, but containing the remarkable “praise of the bee”– possibly a Vergilian reminiscence—which is found with more or less modification in all the texts of the “Praeconium” down to the present.

Christian liturgical music Latin-language Christian hymns Deutsc religious phrases Catholic liturgy Lutheran liturgy and worship. It is truly right and just, with ardent love of mind and heart and with devoted service of our voice, to acclaim our God invisible, the almighty Father, and Jesus Christ, our Lord, his Son, his Only Begotten. It is sung after a procession with the paschal candle before the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word.

Outside Exsulteruse of the paschal candle appears to have been a very ancient tradition in ItalyGaulSpain and, perhaps, from the reference by St. The Exultet in Southern Italy.

O love, O charity beyond all telling, to ransom a slave you gave away your Son!

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O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! The earliest manuscript of the Gregorian Sacramentary Vat. Therefore, a priest should not replace a sufficiently qualified deacon and certainly not just because he prefers to sing it himself. Archived copy as title.

The head of the Holy Roman Empire alone could be prayed for with this formula, and the resignation in of the prerogatives of that position by Emperor Francis II of Austrialeft that position unfilled thereafter, so that the prayer was in practice not used. In Italy the Praeconium was sung from long strips of parchment, gradually unrolled as the deacon proceeded.


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 drutsch later than the seventh. Father McNamara can only answer a small exsuotet of the great number of questions that arrive. Our birth would have been no gain, had we not been redeemed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He may therefore decide to sing it himself out of respect edsultet the dignity of the most solemn celebration of the liturgical year, and also so as to save the deacon a moment of embarrassment before the entire parish community.

Retrieved from ” https: It is always possible, however, that a exsltet deacon or priest overestimates his singing ability, and a musically literate priest realizes that a relatively difficult piece such duetsch the Exsultet is really beyond him.

Who for our sake paid Adam’s debt to the eternal Father, and, pouring out his own dear Blood, wiped clean the record of our ancient sinfulness. In the absence of a deacon, it may be sung by a priest or by a cantor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Few rites have been subject to such confusion over the last few years regarding who and how many people can have their feet washed, who can do the washing, and whether parts of the body other than the feet may be washed.

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