Friday March 31- Good Friday
Wēop eal gesceaft, cwīðdon cyninges fyll. Crīst wæs on rōde.
Deað he þær byrigde; hwæðere eft Dryhten aras
mid his miclan mihte mannum to helpe…..
to þan þæt he eall mann cyn fram hellwara wite alysde
All creation wept, wailed because of the fall of the King. Christ was on the cross.
He tasted death there; nevertheless, afterwards the Lord arose
to help mankind with his great might……
So that he might free all mankind from the punishments of hell
– Cynewulf, poet, C860