Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Wishing you all a blessed and happy Easter ~ Christ is risen, He is risen indeed, Alleluia!


“Not the empty tomb
but the uninhabited
cross. Look long enough
and you will see the arms
put on leaves. Not a crown
of thorns, but a crown of flowers
haloing it, with a bird singing
as though perched on paradise’s threshold.
We have over-furnished
our faith. Our churches
are as limousines in the procession
towards heaven. But the verities
remain: a de-nuclearised
cross, uncontaminated
by our coinage; the chalice’s
ichor; and one crumb of bread
on the tongue for the bird-like
intelligence to be made tame by.”

Poem: ‘Not the Empty Tomb’ by R. S. Thomas 1990


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2 Responses to Christ is risen, Alleluia!

  1. Penny Filer says:

    Happy Easter Catherine. Glad you are safely back. We had wonderful Easter fire on the terrace at St Michael’s yesterday, and then bacon sarnies that well known Jewish feaster!!

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