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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Pastor on Holy Saturday

It is hard to observe the silence
that this day demands,
to experience the tension
and release
as Black Saturday falls
and Resurrection Sunday dawns

I am setting the chapel
and preparing the sermon,
already anticipating
tomorrow’s shouts of joy.

How can I celebrate the resurrection tomorrow
if I have not died with him today?

Don't Stop

I read this in a Jewish prayer book last night.  It's one of the best things I've ever read.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent - Music for the Great Sabbath

Download it here if you like.

I used the following sounds from the Freesound Project:
Synthe grave sourd
Coyote from the front door
Raven calls
Cheap flute
Lobby with laughter

Friday, April 18, 2014

From the Sepulchre

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More of my photos from the Church of Holy Sepulchre can be seen here, and here, and here, and here.
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I Shall Be Released

With a few very slight modifications, Bob Dylan's song I Shall Be Released (1967) is an appropriate song for Good Friday.

They say everything can be replaced,
yet every distance is not near,
so I forgive every face
of every man who put me here.

I see my light come shining
from the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

They say every man needs protection
they say every man must fall.
I swear I see my reflection
someplace high above this wall.

Hanging next to me on this lonely hill
is a man who swears he's not to blame.
All day long I hear him shout so loud,
crying out that he was framed.


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