Saturday, 11 April 2009

Easter Greetings



I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.


Sing along

6 comments:

Sackerson said...

I hope you're right. Even A. N. Wilson has recanted his unbelief:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1169145/Religion-hatred-Why-longer-cowed-secular-zealots.html?ITO=1490

A Happy Easter to you and yours.

electro-kevin said...

I've done my own Easter Greeting.

Happy Easter.

lilith said...

That was lovely, but I don't know about singing along...

Elby the Beserk said...

Happy Easter HG; I'm not a Christian bod (brought up by two card-carrying atheists, my father prone to write letters to the local vicar when the church newsletter came through the door, pointing out the error of his ways, and invariably, as a military man, addressing him as "Padre" :->), but recognise Easter for what it was long before the boy Jesus (tip of the hat to him, early hippy & revolutionary that he was), and also the Passion for what it is and tells us about ourselves.

Went to see the OAE, with Mark Padmore and many fine singers (a wonderful Christus as well) perform The Matthew Passion a couple of weeks back. St. George's in Bristol. A converted church with the most immaculate acoustics; Radio 3 record there frequently. Glorious production, and the Matthew Passion on of those things that make me believe humanity to be worth the trouble...

Wood anemones carpet the wood we walked Pig in today. Violets tucked away amongst them, the sun out, and all's well with the world. Garden prepared yesterday, mass planting to take place today.

hatfield girl said...

I'm not sure you have to believe in God to be a Christian, Elby. But you do have to believe both in Christendom and all it stands for at its very best.

Nor am I surprised about the problems of singing along, L. Technical problems, faith problems, slightly mean on the harpsichord accompaniment problems.

But on this day, there is hope in our world.

It is the detail of what we believe in, S, that is contentious. But belief in the goodness of our culture, in all its glorious expression, is (as they say these days) right.

Elby the Beserk said...

Actually, I do believe in "god" - or a spirit that moves the Universe. Can't be doing with the structures built up around those who have brought this to our attention. Love the art that this brings with it. Can't do the hierarchies. Never could do hierarchies.