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“There are no hymns, in this sense, till the fourth century; they were not admitted to the Roman office till the twelfth. No Eastern rite to this day knows this kind of hymn. Indeed, in our Roman rite we still have the archaic offices of the last days of Holy Week and of the Easter octave, which—just because they are archaic—have no hymns.”
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)

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"Crucifixion" by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
published 7 April 2014 by Gwyneth Holston

OMETIMES AN ARTIST is more eloquent when he is silent. Prud’hon’s Crucifixion is powerful because he has hushed all areas of the canvas except for Christ’s languishing body. I find it interesting that there is almost no blood in this painting. Instead, it appears that it is Christ’s resurrected body, in all its perfection that hangs upon the cross. Perhaps this is a vision of Calvary in the eyes of God rather than in the eyes of man.

And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep… And God said: Be light made. And light was made. Genesis 1:2-3

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