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Adam of Saint Victor’s Easter and Victimae Paschali Laudes

Adam of Saint Victor’s Easter and Victimae Paschali Laudes


I see flames of orange, yellow and red shooting upwards to the sky,
piercing the whole clouds.

I see the clouds themselves chasing the flames upwards, and I
feel the air itself reaching for the heavens.

Down below I see great, grey rocks beating against the earth, as
if they were pusing their way down to hell.

At your resurrection that which is light and good rises up with
you, and that which is heavy and evil is pushed downwards.

At your resurrection goodness breaks from evil, life breaks free
from death.

by Adam of St. Victor
Died c. 1177

Adam was born in the latter part of the 12th century, probably in Paris. He was educated in Paris and entered the Abbey of Saint Victor when quite young.

A prolific writer of Latin Hymns, he is characterized as one of the foremost among the sacred Latin poets of the Middle Ages. Of his hymns and sequences some thirty-seven were published in the "Elucidatorium Ecclesiasticum" of Clichtoveus, a Catholic theologian of the sixteenth century, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Adam of St. Victor died in the Abbey of Saint Victor then in the suburbs of Paris around c. 1177.

Victimae Paschali Laudes is a sequence prescribed for the Roman Catholic Mass and liturgical Protestant Eucharists of Easter Sunday. It is usually attributed to the 11th century Wipo of Burgundy, chaplain to the German Emperor Conrad II, but has also been attributed to Notker Balbulus, Robert II of France, and Adam of St. Victor.

Listen to Chanticleer singeth Victimae Paschali Laudes. So beautiful.

King Arthur and Queen Guinevere and All the Hearts in Camelot Wish Thee a Blessed Easter. Thy herte is joined with all.

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot

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