Happy Easter!

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4 Responses to “Happy Easter!”

  1. Brendan says:

    The Methodist church we went to this morning sang “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” instead of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.” According to Wikipedia:

    Christ the Lord Is Risen Today is a Christian hymn traditionally associated with Easter. Most of the stanzas were written by Charles Wesley, and the hymn appeared under the title Hymn for Easter Day in Hymns and Sacred Songs by Charles and John Wesley in 1739.

    The hymn is a variation of an earlier hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, a 14th century Latin hymn.

    What’s wrong with the original? I like it better! I swear, sometimes Protestants do things differently from Catholics just for the heck of it. :P

    What was really odd was that we sang “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” to the same tune that I associate with “Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” even though, again according to Wikipedia:

    Almost all [hymnals] list Jesus Christ Is Risen Today to be sung to the tune Easter Hymn (either the original from Lyra Davidica or an alternative arrangement by William Henry Monk). Some, such as the Australian Hymn Book, also list that as the tune for Christ the Lord Is Risen Today. However, most list Christ the Lord Is Risen Today to be sung to the anonymous tune Nassau (first found in a late 17th-century German book of sacred tunes), to the tune Gwalchmai by Welsh composer Joseph David Jones, or to the tune Llanfair.

    Silly Methodists. ;)

  2. Protestant Bystander says:

    I’ve been going protestant services my whole life… and not many catholic ones… and I’ve always sung Christ the Lord is Risen Today… and have never once heard it called Jesus Christ is Risen Today… until just now.

  3. David K. says:

    It was Jesus Christ is Risen Today at my grandfathers Lutheran Church.

  4. Mindsurfer says:

    My wife is Baptist, so we attend Easter sunrise service every year.

    Our midnight High Mass at Christmas in an historic downtown church is a very beautiful service which she appreciates.

    That said, a sunrise service held at a c. 1800’s church, on a hillside, in a cemetery, in the dark, waiting for the sun to come up so you can sing “He Arose”, is a singular experience.