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..
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.
I posted this video last year on Holy Saturday but each time I watch it I am struck by the beauty of both the language of the King James Version of the Christian Bible and the reading by one on England’s finest actresses, Patricia Routledge.
In her home parish at Chichester Cathedral she reads Chapter 20 of the Gospel of St John.
April 4 – 1147: First historical record of Moscow
Patricia Routledge reads Chapter 20 of the Gospel of John.
April 19 – 1012: Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.