Thursday, 2 June 2011

Up, up and awaaaaay !

Acts of the Apostles 1: 4-12.

4. And lo, He saith unto them, Stay put in the city, something not altogether insignificant is about to happen.
5. And behold, He seemed thereafter to change his mind and led them out of the city, unto Bethany, which is an high place indeed.
6. And the disciples did nod and wink at one another exceedingly, for they knew that strange and holy things alway happened unto them in high places.
7. For, indeed, these were places of exegesis, and deep in symbolism.
8. And verily, no sooner had they got there, He raisest up his arms, and lo, he was gone.
9. And there was no whoosh. Nay, not even a flash of light.
10. And two men in white robes suddenly appeared unto them and saith:
11. "Why standeth thee here? The show is over. Depart in peace."
12. And lo, they returned to the city and diligently went straightforward unto church thinking, What an odd Thursday. Shame there weren't more people there.

The Wenchoster Bible


  1. Excellent!!

    I at first thought it might be a Monty Python sendup, but the further I read, the more I realized it had to come from my favorite Diocese!!

  2. And Susan's favorite online Diocese is planning a re-boot.

    Ah, Ascension Day. Ignored for so long in this and many Anglican parishes. Today I celebrated the Eucharist at 6.00 pm, preached about obscure Ascension Day customs, and twenty people came. The mass lasted thirty minutes, the wine and cheese fellowship lasted over an hour. I had to restrain them from beating the bounds!

  3. I thought it might be Rowan - Atkinson, of course. I can't find that Bible in my local Christian bookshop.

  4. There are few copies of the Wenchoster Bible in existence. A fine copy bound in swan leather is held in the chained library at Wenchoster Cathedral where, for the right price, it can be viewed but not touched. Extracts are published on the Diocesan website.