Detail of the Resurrection by Arturo DiModica
(Photos by New York Scugnizzo)
On behalf of everyone here at Il Regno, I want to wish all our readers a very Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! In celebration I'm posting The Tomb, a traditional Sicilian prayer reprinted from Prayers and Devotional Songs of Sicily, edited and translated into English by Peppino Ruggeri, Legas, 2009, p. 94-95. The accompanying photo of the Resurrection by Sicilian-American sculptor Arturo DiModica was taken at the Italian American Museum in 2010.
Holy tomb, which often has been visited
With blood you have been made clean
For two days you were washed
So us sinners you could redeem.
O Sipurcu visitatu
chi di sangu fustu lavatu
fustu lavatu pi quarantottu uri