Traditional Devotion for the Month of April – The Resurrection

Devotion for the Month of April

TRADITIONAL – The Resurrection

Since Easter Sunday falls most frequently in April, the faithful have traditionally celebrated this month as the most joyous month of the year, by assigning the entire month to the Resurrection, the foundation of our Faith.

I am the Resurrection and the Life,
he who believes in Me,
although he be dead, shall live.

John 11:25

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus
This is the day which the Lord has made.

Throughout the Octave we shall sing of the unequaled joy which throws open eternity to us. Every Sunday will furnish a reminder of it and from Sunday to Sunday, from year to year, the Easters of this earth will lead us, to that blessed day, on which Christ has promised that He will come again with glory, to take us with Him into the Kingdom of His Father.

If we follow Christ closely we shall be allowed,
even on this earth,
to stand, as it were,
on the threshold of the heavenly Jerusalem
and enjoy the contemplation,
pf that everlasting feast,
like the blessed Apostles,
who, in following the Saviour as their leader,
showed and still show,
the way to obtain the same gift from God.
They said – See, we have left all things and followed You.
We too follow the Lord
and we keep His feast
by deeds rather than by words.

St Athanasius (297-373)
Father & Doctor of the Church



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2 thoughts on “Traditional Devotion for the Month of April – The Resurrection

  1. St. Athanasius’s writings are mostly centred on the incarnation of Our Lord. He mentioned that he used to see the Son when he looked in a mirror.

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