Friday, April 17, 2009

The Noble Joseph

The noble Joseph,
when he had taken down Thy most pure body from the Tree,
wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spices,
and placed it in a new tomb.

See also this reflection by Fr Patrick Henry Reardon (h/t to Orrologion). Illustration: Miniature from a thirteenth century Gospel, Iveron Monastery, Mount Athos.

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