Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross

27, Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, and gathered unto him the whole band. 28, And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29, And they plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled … Continue reading Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross

Matraca–the death rattle

matraca, n. Forms: 19– matraca, 19– mattraca. [‘ In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a wooden rattle used instead of church bells on Good Friday, and often at other celebrations.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /məˈtrɑːkə/, U.S. /məˈtrɑkə/ Etymology: < Spanish matraca type of wooden rattle (1570) < colloquial Arabic maṭraqa hammer, hammer for making noise (in literary Arabic … Continue reading Matraca–the death rattle

Good Friday: The sentence

St. Matthew 27: 1 Jesus Is Taken to Pilate 27 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders made their plans against Jesus to put him to death. 2 They put him in chains, led him off, and handed him over to Pilate, the Roman governor. The Death of Judas 3 When Judas, the traitor, … Continue reading Good Friday: The sentence

Wikipedia Editor, Reposes after Rock Climb

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall By NOAM COHEN   APRIL 18, 2014 Adrianne Wadewitz. Credit Peter B. James, her partner Adrianne Wadewitz, a scholar of 18th-century British literature who became one of the most prolific and influential editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, died on April 8 in Palm Springs, Calif. … Continue reading Wikipedia Editor, Reposes after Rock Climb