Thursday, 9 April 2009

Good Friday, He was one of us....

He was despised and rejected by people. He was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering. He was despised like one from whom people turn their faces, and we didn't consider him to be worth anything.




Drawings by Rien Poortvliet.

Good Friday is for me the day I listen to St.Matthew Passion by J.S.Bach. I have done this since I was sixteen. When I listen to this great and brilliant piece of music, I want to be by myself and I shall not answer the phone.


 
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22 comments:

Renie Burghardt said...

Have a blessed Easter, Wil!



Renie

Elizabeth said...

Yes, the St. Matthew Passion is very moving indeed.
Good music to meditate on on Good Friday.
Blessed Easter.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a wonderful way to observe the day.
May Easter bring you joy.

Sherry said...

Wishing you a joyous and blessed Easter.

Arija said...

Good Friday with us is traditionally a quiet thoughtful day.
I wish you Blessings that fill the heart this particular Easter.

antigoni said...

It's from these moments you want to be alone. I understand you. Have a pieceful and blessed Easter, Wil.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I too love St Matthew Passion reader wil. I shall think of you listening to it tomorrow. It is interesting that when we were children Good Friday was a day to be quiet and thoughtful, and every shop closed. Now there is no difference between Good Friday and any other day here - I really don't think that children know its significance.

Sandy said...

I don't have time right now but I'll come back for a listen. Happy Easter.

Miss_Yves said...

Joyeuses Pâques !
Magnifique musique d'un compositeur génial.
Les dessins de la pochette sont très forts .

Patty said...

Have an enjoyable Friday and a wonderful Easter.

jeannette stgermain said...

Good for you, Wil:) I also love the Johannes Passion. Have a triumphant resurrection day!

Louise said...

I think I need to find this music.

Brenda said...

What a great tradition you have had all of these years. Happy Easter Wil!

Mariamellie said...

My Dear Wil, I wish you a peaceful, blissful, and joyous Easter! Thanks for sharing the music! Hugs

Pacey said...

That's a good way to be in touch with our inner selves. Happy easter in advance!

Rose said...

An excellent way to observe Good Friday. Have a happy and blessed Easter, Reader Wil.

Janice Thomson said...

Have a wonderful Easter Wil. I'll be doing the same as you.

Etje said...

Met zo'n muziek de dag doorbrengen,
gewoonweg zalig.

Groetjes

Abe Lincoln said...

Have a nice Easter, Wil.

Dina said...

I will be listening with you, Wil.
I recorded several tracks of this music on my computer and listen to them often.
Blessings to you in your holy season.

Barbara Martin said...

Love and forgiveness are his greatest teachings.

Ann said...

Happy easter,

as usual we in NZ celebrate Easter before anyone else. My church together with other churchees in the area visited each other. On Sunday, we have worship on top of the mountain.