Category Archives: Malcolm Guite

A Type of ‘Ecce Homo’, Santa Fe: Holy Wednesday

Pontius Pilate is the one who said ‘Ecce homo’, ‘Behold the man’, in the Passion narrative [see John 19.5]. He presents Jesus, after he has had Jesus flogged and the soldiers have crowned him with thorns and put him in … Continue reading

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Good Friday Poem: ‘The very air that Pilate breathes’

‘I Jesus is condemned to death’* The very air that Pilate breathes, the voice With which he speaks in judgment, all his powers Of perception and discrimination, choice, Decision, all his years, his days and hours, His consciousness of self, … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Poem: ‘The air delights to bear his Spirit’s speech’

‘Maundy Thursday’ Here is the source of every sacrament, The all-transforming presence of the Lord, Replenishing our every element Remaking us in his creative Word. For here the earth herself gives bread and wine, The air delights to bear his … Continue reading

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