Abroad the Regal Banners Fly

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Charlie Mackesy, Crucifixion

Vexilla Regis prodeunt;
fulget Crucis mysterium,
quo carne carnis conditor
suspensus est patibulo.

Abroad the regal banners fly,
now shines the Cross’s mystery:
upon it Life did death endure,
and yet by death did life procure.

Venantius Fortunatus, tr. William K. Blount

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