He Is Risen Alleluia!

He is Risen Indeed Alleluia!

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Christ appears to Mary Magdalen – The Syon Cope (1310-1320)    V&A Museum

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – Chapter 16

1. And when ye saboth daye was past Mary Magdalen and Mary Iacobi and Salome bought odures that they myght come and anoynt him.
2. And erly in the morninge the nexte daye after the saboth day they came vnto the sepulcre when the sunne was rysen.
3. And they sayd one to another: who shall rolle vs awaye the stone from the dore of the sepulcre?
4. And when they looked they sawe how the stone was rolled awaye: for it was a very greate one.
5. And they went into the sepulcre and sawe a yonge man syttinge on the ryght syde cloothed in a longe whyte garmet and they were abasshed.
6. And he sayd vnto the be not afrayed: ye seke Iesus of Nazareth which was crucified. He is rysen he is not here. Beholde the place where they put him.
7. But go youre waye and tell his disciples and namely Peter: he will goo before you into Galile: there shall ye se him as he sayde vnto you.
8. And they went oute quickly and fleed from the sepulcre. For they trembled and were amased. Nether sayd they eny thinge to eny man for they were afrayed.
9. When Iesus was rysen the morow after ye saboth daye he appered fyrst to Mary Magdalen oute of whom he cast seven devyls.
10. And she wet and toolde them that were with him as they morned and weapte.
11. And when they herde that he was alyve and he had appered to hyr they beleved it not.
12. After that he appered vnto two of them in a straunge figure as they walked and went into the country.
13. And they went and toolde it to the remnaunt. And they beleved them nether.
14. After that he appered vnto the eleve as they sate at meate: and cast in their tethe their vnbelefe and hardnes of herte: be cause they beleued not them which had sene him after his resurreccio.
15. And he sayd vnto them: Goo ye in to all the worlde and preache the glad tyges to all creatures
16. he that beleueth and is baptised shall be saved. But he that beleveth not shalbe dampned.
17. And these signes shall folowe them that beleve: In my name they shall cast oute devyls and shall speake with newe tonges
18. and shall kyll serpentes. And yf they drinke eny dedly thinge yt shall not hurte the. They shall laye their hondes on ye sicke and they shall recover.
19. So then when the lorde had spoken vnto them he was receaued into heauen and is set doune on the ryght honde of God.
20. And they went forth and preached every where. And the Lorde wrought with them and confirmed the worde with miracles that folowed.

The New Testament
William Tyndale
Worms – 1526

On this day in 1947: The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.

And By Believing

As has become my custom on Holy Saturday I am posting this reading of Chapter 20 of the Gospel of Saint John as read by Dame Dame Patricia Routledge.

 

As with the Passione of Corteccia I posted yesterday I find it moving in the simplicity of it’s telling.

On this day in 1930: The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S..

Easter 2017

℣Christ Arose!
℟Christ Surely Arose!
Alleluia!
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The Gospel of Luke
Chapter 24
1 Nowe the first day of the weeke early in the morning, they came vnto the sepulchre, and brought the odours, which they had prepared, and certaine women with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, 3 And went in, but found not the body of the Lord Iesus.
4 And it came to passe, that as they were amased thereat, beholde, two men suddenly stood by them in shining vestures.
5 And as they were afraide, and bowed downe their faces to the earth, they sayd to them, Why seeke ye him that liueth, among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake vnto you, when he was yet in Galile,
7 Saying, that the sonne of man must be deliuered into the hands of sinfull men, and be crucified, and the third day rise againe.
8 And they remembred his wordes,
9 And returned from the sepulchre, and tolde all these things vnto the eleuen, and to all the remnant.
10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Ioanna, and Mary the mother of Iames, and other women with them, which tolde these things vnto the Apostles.
11 But their wordes seemed vnto them, as a fained thing, neither beleeued they them.
12 Then arose Peter, and ran vnto the sepulchre, and looked in, and saw the linnen clothes laide by themselues, and departed wondering in himselfe at that which was come to passe.

The Geneva Bible
Published 1560

To all my family and friends
Happy Easter – Joyeuses Pâques – buona Pasqua

On this day in 1818: The United States Senate ratifies the Rush–Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.

Whom Seekest Thou?

Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed.

Again this year I am posting the Easter Story as it is recounted in the King James version of the Gospel of St. John and as recalled by Dame Patricia Routledge.  Beautiful in the richness of the language and in the simplicity of her telling.

On this day in 1755: Samuel Johnson‘s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.

Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!*

*Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! – the traditional greeting for Easter in Church Slavonic.

 

To all my friends who are celebrating the Feast of the Resurrection today I wish you a joyous Pascha.

On this day in 1753: Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.