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Lent: Week Five

{Veiling the Icons}


Veiled, all veiled
around the sanctuary,
from the cross
to the icons,
to the spiritual
Body and Blood:
bread and wine


Veiled, all veiled
inside my self,
from my heart
to my mind,
will, and emotions;
behind the mask
of “All’s well!”


Veiled, all veiled
within the Disciples’
understanding and hearts;
the Master among
them as they
argue which of
them is greatest


Veiled, all veiled
in holiest Sanctuary,
a thick curtain
to separate man
from Holy God
because of sin—
a Sacrifice needed


Unveiled! Christ Unveiled!
Upon the mountain,
Behold His glory!
Upon the Cross,
Behold the Man…
Unto His mother,
Behold your Son…


Unto the world:
Behold the Lamb!

Johanna Byrkett

Johanna Byrkett

Johanna (Jody) Byrkett enjoys hiking various types of terrain, foggy mornings and steaming mugs of tea, reading classic literature and theological essays, studying words and their origins, and practising the art of hospitality. (She also has the singularly annoying habit of spelling things 'Britishly'.)

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