Monthly Archives: April 2011

Poem for Easter

The star-crowned glory of the fallen fair, the fairly thrown down thralls of princely hue, the flaring brightness shadowed, shadowing the sun, the circling oneness shattered, fallen, dulled. And so, continuing in procession, proceeding out of preceding plenty squandered, abandoned, … Continue reading

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fasting and feasting/Easter sermon of John Chrysostom

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! So runs the ancient Easter greeting of the Christian Church. Below my own ramblings here, I’ve posted the Easter sermon of John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople in the fourth and early … Continue reading

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stretching yourself upon the cross: a Good Friday thought from William Perkins (1558-1602)

Below is a thought I felt was fitting for Good Friday. It’s from a book by William Perkins (1558-1602), a minister in Cambridge whose life coincided almost exactly with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Though today Perkins is not … Continue reading

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colonialism for kids (circa 1900)

I was recently serenaded by a Canadian friend with the song There’ll Always be an England. He expected me to know the words where he left off. I explained that this is the kind of patriotic song which we’re happy … Continue reading

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