The Dream of the Rood, 2021

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As every Holy Saturday, I read the Old English poem, "The Dream of the Rood."

This year, I read the translation by Aaron K. Hostetter, Associate Professor of Old and Middle English at Rutgers University-Camden (New Jersey).

A passage I lingered over:

The young warrior stripped himself then—that was God Almighty—
strong and firm of purpose—he climbed up onto the high gallows,
magnificent in the sight of many. Then he wished to redeem mankind.The young warrior stripped himself then—that was God Almighty—
strong and firm of purpose—he climbed up onto the high gallows,
magnificent in the sight of many. Then he wished to redeem mankind.

You may read the text here and I commend it to your spiritual welfare.

2 Replies to “The Dream of the Rood, 2021”

  1. Hi Scott

    Your URL has gone a bit wonky – need to remove the first ‘http://’ I think

    Cheers

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