Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine

Once again our hearts break for the victims of a senseless act of violence.  This morning at 9:00 church bells will toll once for each of the dead, a reminder to pause, ponder, and pray for everyone touched by this and all violence. 

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord,
for they rest from their labours.
Even so saith the Spirit, for they rest.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine;                                         Let eternal light shine on them O Lord,
Cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,                                             With thy saints in eternity.
quia pius es.                                                                         For Thou art merciful.

Requiem æternam dona eis Domine,                                  Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.                                                    and may light perpetual shine upon them.

English text from the Burial Service,   1662 Book of Common Prayer 
Latin text from Missa pro defunctis


  1. My prayers go out to the victims and their families.

  2. A wonderful tribute, Peter. I'm having a very hard time with this one. Mother Nature's wrath is one thing but this is beyond understanding.

  3. Unfortunately this video is not available for me. But I understand what you mean.

  4. You find a way to share beauty in all things.

  5. How does this kind of evil grow in a person's heart? It baffles me. Thanks for the post.


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