The word “Alleluia” means “Praise God” in Hebrew and is so closely identified with the joy of Christ’s resurrection that it is not sung during the entire season of Lent. In some medieval communities it was actually lettered on a scroll and buried on the eve of Ash Wednesday. The “Alleluia” was then—and still is today—“resurrected” and proclaimed again in all its splendor on the joyous feast of Easter.