Thursday, March 13, 2008

My own words fail

So I'll use those of others:

The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church. -- Tertullian

The body of Chaldean Archbishop Rahho has been found in a shallow grave.
In paradisum deducant te Angeli: in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem. Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere aeternam habeas requiem.

May the Angels lead thee into paradise: may the Martyrs receive thee at thy coming, and lead thee into the holy city of Jerusalem. May the choir of Angels receive thee, and mayest thou have eternal rest with Lazarus, who once was poor.