Friday, March 28, 2008

It's still Easter...

... so I can link to an Easter homily if I want to. :) St. John Chrysostom (A.D. 347-407) preached this and the Ironic Catholic made me aware of it:

Hell grasped a corpse, and met God

Incidentally, he was called "Chrysostom" because he was such a good preacher-- it means "golden-mouthed". And it's still Easter because Catholics celebrate it for eight days, an octave. (Christmas gets eight days too.) Then the Easter season continues till Pentecost, which is May 11 this year.

1 comment:

James Bernard said...

The penultimate section reminds me of the scene in Gibson's Passion of the demon despairing.