My sisters and brothers, the glory of the Lord Jesus has been made manifest and will continue to be revealed in our midst until he comes again. In the rhythms and alternations of time, let us recall and live the mysteries of our salvation.
Central to the entire liturgical year is our celebration of the TRIDUUM OF THE LORD, crucified, died and risen, which culminates on EASTER SUNDAY, the 21st of April. Every SUNDAY, when we recall this paschal mystery, holy Church makes present this great event in which Christ has conquered sin and death.
From Easter derive all our other celebrations: ASH WEDNESDAY, the beginning of the season of Lent, the 6th of MARCH; the ASCENSION OF THE LORD, the 2nd of JUNE; PENTECOST, the 9th of JUNE; and the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, the 1st of December.
Likewise, in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, of the apostles and saints, and in the commemoration of all the faithful departed, the Church, in her pilgrimage here on earth, proclaims the paschal mystery of the Lord.
To Christ who is, who was, and who is to come, the Lord of all time and history: be endless praise now and forever! Amen