18 May 2007

Happy Feast of the Ascension!

From a Syraic manuscript depicting the Ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven.*

Psalm 24 Domini est terra

1 The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.
2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
3 “Who can ascend the hill of the LORD? *
and who can stand in his holy place?”
4 “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.
5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.
8 “Who is this King of glory?” *
“The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle.”
9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.
10 “Who is he, this King of glory?” *
“The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory.”

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*I had a HARD time searching for an icon image that wasn't under strict copyright. I know it's not the best one, but I couldn't find anything that would not entail legal issues.

1 comment:

PadreRob+ said...

not to mention many of the ascension images are just UGLY

this syriac one is nice... raw and earthy