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Season of Easter – Via Lucis

Eight stages contemplating the mystery of the Resurrection following the steps of the women, the apostles with Mary, the disciples of Jesus “from the eighth day on a journey with the Risen Lord”.

The Risen Lord is also the Crucified One, not someone else. In his glorious body he bears indelible wounds: wounds that have become windows of hope. Let us turn our gaze to him that he may heal the wounds of an afflicted humanity.
Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi April, 12 2020

For personal prayers – For community prayers 

Introductory Hymn 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 

a. Introduction

b. The eight stages follow the same pattern: the singing of the alleluia – listening to the world of God – silence – a prayer (from the Collects for the time after Easter)

1. The Resurrection of Christ 
Matthew 28, 1-8 (Mark 16, 1-7) (Luke 24, 1-11)

2. The Risen Christ appears to Mary Magdalene 
John 20, 1-18

3. The Risen Christ appears to the disciples on their way to Emmaus 
Luke 24, 13-35

4. The Risen Christ appears to the Disciples and to Thomas (II Sunday after Easter) 
John 20, 19-29

5. Jesus gives himself in the Eucharist 
John 6, 30-40 and Mark 14, 22-25 (Matthew 26, 26-29) (Luke 22, 14-20)

6. The Risen Christ appears to the disciples on the Lake of Tiberias 
John 21, 1-25

7. The Risen Christ ascends to heaven (the Ascension) 
Acts of the Apostles 1, 1-14 (Matthew 28, 16-20) (Mark 16, 15-20) (Luke 24, 50-53)

8. The gift of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)
Acts of the Apostles 2, 1-12; 14; 22-24

c. at the end of the eight stages there could be some comments
a. silence
b. sharing of reflections and /or invocations 
c. Our Father
d. Concluding prayer 
e. Final blessing 

Closing hymn 


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Happy Easter 2020!  with a video from Rafael Corso, coordinator of IFCA secretariat

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