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Issue 029: Holy Week and Easter
Happy Easter, Readers. This week we offer a light week with two simple reflections in honor of Holy Week and Easter. With what sometimes seems to be a great deal of chaos in the world, we hope this Easter has brought you all a sense of peace and conviction of the love and power of God.
“Surrexit Dominus de Sepulchro”: Some Verses on Easter by William Dunbar
The Late Medieval Scottish Poet William Dunbar wrote these verses celebrating the Resurrection at Easter. In the poem Dunbar envisions Christ as a medieval knight, a champion doing battle with the devil, the “the dragon black.” He is our champion, for we are unable to battle ourselves, and on Easter Sunday he rose from apparent defeat. Our faith is now founded on this fact, the fact of the Resurrection. Surrexit dominus de sepulchro. Read more here.
The Last Supper and Passion of Our Lord in Art
Despite a variety of styles, techniques, and interests, several great artists of the Western tradition including, Leonardo da Vinci, Bl. Fra. Angelico, and Grünewald all share a similar focus: the desire to offer reflective and devotional material, to edify viewers, and to proclaim the Catholic faith. Their works well reward careful reflection. Read more here.
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