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“We know that originally the offertories of the repertoire included a series of verses, just like the introit and the communion, but generally more ornate. Many of these are musical compositions of great beauty. They quickly fell into disuse, and we find them only in the most ancient manuscripts. The only remaining trace of this older arrangement in our present-day liturgy is that of the offertory of the Requiem Mass.”
— Dom Joseph Gajard (1956)

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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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