St. Anselm’s Church

Easter 2017

On this day paradise is opened by the Risen One, Adam is restored to life and Eve is consoled.  On this day the divine call is heard, the kingdom is prepared, we are saved and Christ is adored. On this day, when He has trampled death under foot, made the tyrant a prisoner and dispoiled the underworld, Christ ascended into heaven as a king in victory, as a ruler in glory, as an invincible charioteer,

He said to the Father, “Here I am, O God, with the children you have given me.” And he heard the Father’s reply, “Sit at my right hand until I make you enemies your footstool” (Psalm 110:1).

“To Him be glory, now and forever, through endless ages. Amen.”

(excerpt from Easter Homily 5)

A Prayer of St. Anselm

(Feast Day April 21st, 2017)

Oh my God teach my heart where and how to seek You, where and how to find You.
You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.

You have made me and remade me.

You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess, still I do not know You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.

Teach me to seek You. I cannot seek You unless you teach me.
Let me seek You in my desire, let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving You. Let me love You when I find You.