Rorate Caeli

EX ORIENTE LUX


Osanna, Sanctus Deus Sabaoth,

superillustrans claritate tua
felices ignes horum malacoth!


L'anima d'ogne bruto e delle piante
di complession potenziata tira
lo raggio e il moto delle luci sante;

ma vostra vita sanza mezzo spira
la Somma Beninanza, e la innamora
di sé sì che poi sempre la disira.

E quinci puoi argomentare ancora
vostra resurrezion, se tu ripensi
come l'umana carne fessi allora

che li primi parenti intrambo fensi.

Commedia, Paradiso (c. VII)
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Hosanna holy God of Sabaoth,/ abundantly illumining with thy brightness/ the blessed fires of these kingdoms ... 
The soul of every brute and of each plant,/ The ray and motion of the sacred lights,/ Draw from complexion with meet power endued.
But this our life the Supreme Good inspires/ Immediate, and enamours of itself;/ So that our wishes rest forever here. 
And hence thou mayst by inference conclude/ Our resurrection certain, if thy mind/ Consider how the human flesh was framed,/ When both our parents at the first were made. 
(Transl. H.F.Cary, adap.) - ...Our regular Paschal feature...

9 comments:

Benedict Carter said...

Happy Easter to all at Rorate Caeli blog, to those who run it and to those who read it.

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ανέστη!
Христос воскрес! Воистину воскрес!

Gratias said...

A happy and Holy Easter.

Gratias

Barbara said...

Happy Easter to all at Rorate!

God bless us everyone!

Barbara

sam said...

Resurrexit, sicut dixit Alleluia!

Genty said...

A Happy, Blessed and Peaceful Easter to all.

Francis in Ma said...

A Blessed and Happy Easter to Rorate Caeli and all its readers!

susanna said...

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

31Blessed and happy Easter to all.

Ligusticus said...

Buona Pasqua, RC!

Prof. Basto said...

Happy Easter, everyone, Rorate writers and fellow readers!

And at this time, I would like to renew my thanks to New Catholic and his fellow writters for this wonderful Catholic blog.

Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia!