Christ is risen! Alleluia! CR: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) What more does the church have to do than to proclaim this? What else must the church witness to than the resurrection of the crucified One, who is present in its midst through the preaching of the gospel and the administration of the sacraments? Oh, yes, we have to spin out the meaning of the cross and resurrection of Christ; we have to celebrate it worthily and compellingly in our public assemblies; we have to reorder our lives In conformity with its implications, turning away from the way of the world and toward the new life under Christ's reign; we have to invite others to reorder their lives according to this new reality for the world; and we want to invite them to join us in a community of proclamation and celebration.
Senn, Frank C., "The Witness of the Worshiping Community" (1996). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. Paper 75.