Friday, April 22, 2011

To know something about God
With apologies to the hymn of the Syriac Church,
by Peter Menkin, Obl Cam OSB

So much grief to learn/
Christ died and descended/
into hell./
The vigil of Saturday/
Goes on. Imagination and/
faith follows the journey.//

He is alone in the tomb,/
cold to touch./
Yet He continues.//

May we with Him./
He showed us God,/
when heard them cry,/
"Take pity on us."//

Death held no hold on Him./
He traced his name on their heads,/
those in darkness and fetters./
They belong to him.

Christ Suffering -- Chapel,
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA
photo by Linda Shirado

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