Good Friday

O Crux, splendidior, cunctis astris,
mundo celebris, hominibus multum amabilis,
sanctior universis:
que sola fuisti digna portare talentum mundi:

dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulcia ferens pondera:
salva presentem catervam, in tuis hodie laudibus congregatam.

O Cross, more splendid than all the stars,
honored throughout the world, most worthy of the love of mankind,
more holy than all the universe,
who alone were worthy to bear the ransom (lit.: price) of the world;
sweet wood, sweet nails, that bore the sweet burden,
save your flock assembled here to sing your praises.

Venantius Fortunatus (c. 530 – c. 609)


About revjatb

I am a father of six who is trying to do his best! My interests are varied. I have one blog, KnowTea, that is primarily focused on liturgy and worship and another one, Bengtsson's Baking, that is about, well, baking! I hope you enjoy both of them, and if you have any questions, please contact me!
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