Category Archives: Holy Saturday

Lo! From The Mighty Tree Of Life

Here is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday which I wrote: Lo! From the Mighty Tree of Life Saint Joseph took Thee down. Thee, Lord of Life, all cold in death, He in fine linens … Continue reading

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O Great And Holy Sabbath

Here is a hymn I wrote today for Holy Saturday. I also tried my hand at writing the melody for it. Unfortunately, I do not seem to be able to upload the MIDI file I created: O Great and Holy … Continue reading

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Resting From His Work Today

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Resting from His Work to-day In the tomb the Saviour lay; Still He slept, from Head to Feet Shrouded in the winding-sheet, Lying in the rock alone, … Continue reading

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As Those Who Seek The Break Of Day

As those who seek the break of day Full early in the morning, The women came where Jesus lay, Who late had borne the scorning. Sweet ointment in their hands they brought, And, ere the sun had risen, The Sun … Continue reading

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