Long Form of the Easter Proclamation taken from the Sacramentary. This is said or sung during the Easter Vigil, after the Easter candle is lit. The deacon usually sings this proclamation, or the priest. If no deacon or priest to sing, then another person may sing, but omit the bracketed words of "My dearest friends, etc. Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
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Long Form of the Easter Proclamation taken from the Sacramentary. This is said or sung during the Easter Vigil, after the Easter candle is lit. The deacon usually sings this proclamation, or the priest. If no deacon or priest to sing, then another person may sing, but omit the bracketed words of "My dearest friends, etc. Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God's throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation! Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes for ever! Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory! The risen Savior shines upon you! Let this place resound with joy, echoing the mighty song of all God's people! The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise. It is truly right that with full hearts and minds and voices we should praise the unseen God, the all-powerful Father, and his only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. For Christ has ransomed us with his blood, and paid for us the price of Adam's sin to our eternal Father!
This is our passover feast, when Christ, the true Lamb, is slain, whose blood consecrates the homes of all believers. This is the night when first you saved our fathers: you freed the people of Israel from their slavery and led them dry-shod through the sea. This is the night when the pillar of fire destroyed the darkness of sin! This is the night when Christians everywhere, washed clean of sin and freed from all defilement, are restored to grace and grow together in holiness.
This is the night when Jesus Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave. What good would life have been to us, had Christ not come as our Redeemer? Father, how wonderful your care for us! How boundless your merciful love! To ransom a slave you gave away your Son. O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer! Most blessed of all nights, chosen by God to see Christ rising from the dead!
Of this night scripture says: "The night will be as clear as day: it will become my light, my joy. Night truly blessed when heaven is wedded to earth and man is reconciled with God!
Therefore, heavenly Father, in the joy of this night, receive our evening sacrifice of praise, your Church's solemn offering.
Accept this Easter candle, a flame divided but undimmed, a pillar of fire that glows to the honor of God. Let it mingle with the lights of heaven and continue bravely burning to dispel the darkness of this night! May the morning Star which never sets find this flame still burning: Christ, that Morning Star, who came back from the dead, and shed his peaceful light on all mankind, your Son who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
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Easter Proclamation (Exsultet)
The Exsultet spelled in pre editions of the Roman Missal as Exultet or Easter Proclamation ,  in Latin Praeconium Paschale , is a lengthy sung proclamation delivered before the paschal candle , ideally by a deacon , during the Easter Vigil in the Roman Rite of Mass. In the absence of a deacon, it may be sung by a priest or by a cantor. It is sung after a procession with the paschal candle before the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word. It is also used in Anglican and various Lutheran churches, as well as other Western Christian denominations. Since the revision of the Holy Week rites, the Roman Missal explicitly gives the title Praeconium to the Exsultet , as it already did implicitly in the formula it provided for blessing the deacon before the chant: ut digne et competenter annunties suum Paschale praeconium.
A detailed look at the Paschal Proclamation, or paschal praeconium. It is called the Exsultet or Exultet for the first word of the prayer. This is sung during the Easter Vigil with the Paschal Candle. Included is the text from the liturgy.