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A new commandment

February 17, 2012

Even though the Church of the Heavenly Rest has blown it, our astute commentators have not. As Bill Dilworth correctly noted, Heavenly Rest’s signboard points to the “new commandment” of John 13:34, which of course was not Christ’s only commandment.

No reason to let any of this spoil our day. Below, St. John’s text is sung by Stile Antico to a setting by the incomparable John Sheppard.

I give you a new commandment:
that ye love one another e’en as I have loved you.
By this all men shall know that ye are my disciples.

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