Quasi modo geniti infantes, alleluia: rationabiles, sine dolo lac concupiscite, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
“Like newborn infants, alleluia, sensible and without malice long for milk, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.” (1 Peter 2:2)
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Sung by Liborius Lumma, Innsbruck (Austria).
Faith and baptism lead into a new life, the life of the resurrected, over whom death has no power anymore. Hence baptisms are traditionally held in the night of Easter. Our newborns are now one week old, and let us hope that the food that we – as the Church – give to our newborn sisters and brothers is tasty and nourishing.
The introit Quasi modo geniti cannot stop celebrating Easter. It repeats the Christian liturgical password of resurrection, alleluia, over and over. But just like Easter Sunday’s introit, the melody has nothing exuberant. It remains cautious and astonished. The new life is still fresh and innocent.