At a Calvary near the Ancre
One ever hangs where shelled roads part.
In this war He too lost a limb,
But His disciples hide apart;
And now the Soldiers bear with Him.
Near Golgotha strolls many a priest, (5)
And in their faces there is pride
That they were flesh-marked by the Beast
By whom the gentle Christ's denied.
The scribes on all the people shove
And bawl allegiance to the state, (10)
But they who love the greater love
Lay down their life; they do not hate.
1. Term meaning learner or follower.
2. Used in the New Testament in particularly of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
3. Now applied more generally to all Christians.
Name for the place where Jesus was crucified, also called 'the place of the the skull'.
A person whose role is to carry out religious functions.
In the New Testament Book of Revelation, the symbol of an empire which persecutes Christ and his followers but is finally destroyed by him at the Second Coming.
Title (eventually used as name) given to Jesus, refering to an anointed person set apart for a special task such as a king.
A collective term for the group of lawyers, rabbis and teachers who interpreted the Jewish Law in biblical times.