Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Resurrection Litany


Now he rises from the grave,
      And now we have our hope.
Now the Son lives again,
      And now so too can we.

Lift up your head,
      O Bride of Christ!
For now your Bridegroom lives!
The wondrous king awakens now,
And breathes on us again;
His death was ours,
      His life is ours,
            And now his victory.
Sin can no longer chain us,
Death can no longer bind us.
We stand alive against the world,
For we were buried once with Christ our Lord,
And now with him we rise.

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