April 6th, 2012

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Good Friday, 6 April 2012


Christ Crucified by Diego Velázquez, 1632
Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cristo_crucificado.jpg

Cut and pasted from the BBC website:

The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God, and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the Passion: the execution of Jesus by Crucifixion.

Good Friday is a day of mourning in church. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus' suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. In some countries, there are special Good Friday processions, or re-enactments of the Crucifixion. The main service on Good Friday takes place between midday and 3pm. In many churches it takes the form of a meditation based on the seven last words of Jesus on the cross, with hymns, prayers, and short sermons.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/holyweek_1.shtml
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The Umbrella Organisation gets a mention on the Chasing Cotards Social Media


Photo credit: http://www.facebook.com/ChasingCotards

The Chasing Cotards Filmmakers have been good enough to link onto The Umbrella Organisation from their Facebook and their Twitter. That is a privilege and an honour. I am humbled.

Facebook:
‎"An avid fan trying to help us sell DVD's (how lovely):
http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/277534.html".
http://www.facebook.com/ChasingCotards

Twitter:
"An avid fan trying to help us sell DVD's (how lovely):
http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/277534.html"
http://twitter.com/ChasingCotards


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Good Friday


Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, 1951
Photo credit: http://www.roytov.com/articles/redemption.htm

Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:
Christ of Saint John of the Cross is a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood, and a crown of thorns, because, according to Dalí, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Also in a dream, the importance of depicting Christ in the extreme angle evident in the painting was revealed to him.

This was one of the hymns from the morning service at All Souls today. It is a hymn that I did not at all know until I started attending All Souls. It is now one of my favourites and very relevant for Eastertime.

When I Was Lost (There Is A New Song) by Kate and Miles Simmonds

When I was lost, you came and rescued me;
Reached down into the pit and lifted me.
O Lord, such love, I was as far from you as I could be.
You know all the things I've ever done,
But Jesus' blood has cancelled every one.
O Lord, such grace to qualify me as your own.

There is a new song in my mouth,
There is a deep cry in my heart,
A hymn of praise to Almighty God, hallelujah!
And now I stand firm on this Rock,
My life is hidden now with Christ in God.
The old has gone and the new has come,
Hallelujah! - Your love has lifted me.

Now I have come into your family,
For the Son of God has died for me.
O Lord, such peace, I am as loved by you as I could be.
In the full assurance of your love
Now with every confidence we come.
O Lord, such joy to know that you delight in me.

There is a new song ...

Many are the wonders you have done,
Many are the things that you have planned.
How beautiful the grace that gives to us
All that we don't deserve,
All that we cannot earn, but is a gift of love.
Your love has lifted me.

There is a new song ...


Christ Crucified by Diego Velázquez, 1632
Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cristo_crucificado.jpg