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Jubilate Sunday

The third Sunday after Easter, being so named from the first word of the Introit at Mass — "Jubilate Deo omnis terra" (Psalm 65). In the liturgy for this and the two following Sundays, the Church continues her song of rejoicing in the Resurrection. Throughout the whole of Paschaltide both Office and Mass are expressive of Easter joy, Alleluia being added to every antiphon, responsory, and versicle, and repeated several times in the Introits and other parts of the Mass. The Introit for this day is an invitation to universal joy; the Epistle exhorts all, especially penitents and the newly baptized, to obey loyally the powers that be and to show themselves worthy disciples of the Risen Christ; and the Gospel gives similar advice, encouraging us to bear patiently the trials of this life in view of the heavenly joys that are to come hereafter.

Sources

DURAND, Rationale Divini Officii (Venice, 1568); MARTENE, De Antiq. Mon. Ritibus (Lyons, 1790); GUERANGER, L'Annee Liturgigue, tr. SHEPARD (Dublin, 1867); LEROSEY, Hist. et Symbolisme de la Liturgie (Paris, 1889).

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APA citation. Alston, G.C. (1910). Jubilate Sunday. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08531b.htm

MLA citation. Alston, George Cyprian. "Jubilate Sunday." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08531b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Joseph E. O'Connor.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1910. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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