15 April 2009

A Peculiarity

of the Historic propers for the Easter season is that the Gradual disappears and the Alleluia is doubled - which means we get to sing the three-fold (or if you're using the Celtic alleluia, the four-fold) alleluia three times instead of just twice. Sweet!


Brian P Westgate said...

What's the Celtic Alleluia? I've never heard of it before.

Rev. Cholak said...

Pastor Weedon,
You make me excited and happy to be a pastor and have a colleague like you. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

--Rev. Cholak

William Weedon said...


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Pr. Cholak,

He is risen indeed! And what a kind thing to say - and ditto, my friend.

Rev. Allen Bergstrazer said...

Where is this a Rubric in found? The closest I can find is the Rubric on the Gradual in The Lutheran Liturgy which doesn't specifically omit the Gradual in favor of the Triple Hallelujah.

William Weedon said...

If you look in the Altar Book, page 893ff. for all the Sundays following Easter, you'll read:

"During the celebration of Easter and Pentecost, the Gradual is omitted and the Verse is expanded."

Rev. Allen Bergstrazer said...

Thanks much, I'm still getting settled in with LSB. I appreciate the details that you notice from time to time.