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Happy Easter!

dilexi vos

Dilexi vos (I have loved you), the words in the medieval psalter above, are to be found in the sentence beginning ‘A new commandment I give unto you’ in St John’s Gospel. Apparently it is from the Latin version of this sentence, starting ‘mandatum’, that the word ‘Maundy’ is derived. All of which is a rather ponderous explanation of why this picture, shot years ago in a museum in Tuscany, seems appropriate for an Easter greeting post being written on Maundy Thursday. Happy Easter to all! (or Vernal Equinox, or Nowruz, or whatever may be appropriate to your own system of belief or unbelief)

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