• Happy Easter!

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    With best wishes for these troubled times. (For my Orthodox friends, καλό Πάσχα and счастливой Пасхи next Sunday.)
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      CBC-R1-The-Sunday-Edition-Logo

      with Michael Enright — April 1, 2018

      The strange, joyful history of ‘Hallelujah!’ from the Old Testament to today

      The next time you holler “Hallelujah!” because you lost weight or nabbed the last cab in the pouring rain, consider this: you’re shouting out a word that echoed in the hills of ancient Israel.

      After almost three thousand years, “Hallelujah!” is still a great way to express joy and exuberance.

      The word hallelujah first appeared in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament, a combination of two Hebrew words, “hallel” meaning praise and “jah” meaning God. But it’s in Christianity that hallelujah or the Latinized “alleluia”  became best known as a word of great emotional energy.

      The word is enthroned in all its glory in Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” The Messiah has long been associated with Christmas, but it was conceived as a work for Easter. It premiered in Dublin in April 1742, during Lent.

      Frank Faulk‘s 2012 documentary “Hallelujah People!” looks at the strength and mystery of this wonderful word.

      (Segment runs 25:32)

      http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-strange-joyful-history-of-hallelujah-from-the-old-testament-to-today-1.4589972

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      Peace be with you!

      -Noel

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      Спасибо за поздравление! Christ is Risen!

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      Happy Easter!

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      Happy Easter, Woody! I am very grateful that my Savior died for my sins, and then rose from the dead, so that I could live!

      And thank you for such a fantastic blog as AskWoody.com!

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