Tag: easter

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The Great Eucatastrophe: Good Friday and Notre-Dame

Then the young hero (who was God almighty) Got ready, resolute and strong in heart. He climbed onto the lofty gallows-tree, Bold in the sight of many watching men, When He intended to redeem mankind. –From “The Dream of the Rood” (Anglo-Saxon, 8th century, trans. Richard Hammer in 1970) Today is Good Friday, the first day of the Easter Triduum. This is the day … Read More The Great Eucatastrophe: Good Friday and Notre-Dame

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Of Lenten Thoughts and the Story of Saint Patrick

I turned 27 two Sundays ago. It’s an elegant number, I think–far more so than 26. Maybe I’m odd, but I associate numbers with colors. 26, for example, is a somewhat boring grey with just a hint of blue, but 27 is a rich emerald green. I don’t know why, but that’s what it looks like in my mind! I really did have a … Read More Of Lenten Thoughts and the Story of Saint Patrick