Canterbury

Paschal Triduum, 2020

virtual services

 

 

alleluias sounded

out of the candlelit darkness
of the Kentish vigil

with boisterous
and brazen tongues
the bells rang out

the Archdeacon
raised her white-sleeved hand
with an aspergillum
flinging beads of holy water
to cleanse us all
of contagion

the Canon
in her gentle voice
read the epistle

the Dean enjoined
a scattered congregation
in his grateful cadence
Therefore let us
keep the feast

recorded choristers
sang Now the green
blade riseth

all but birdlife
fell silent





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Written on 2022-03-18 at 01:28

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