Memorial Eucharist - The Ven. Diane Marquart Moore | By The Rev. Dr. Rob MacSwain

Isaiah 61:1–3 | Psalm 121 | 1 John 3:1–2 | John 11:21–27

“At Sa’Di’s Tomb,” by Diane Marquart Moore:

Sa’Di retired on the hill of Pahandez,

orator, poet, pilgrim to Mecca,


twice smashing idols in temples there,

not unlike His Holiness Christ in Jerusalem,


and not unlike St. Francis

he fed the poor, birds, and animals;


yet, was adored by Shiraz princes.

His mausoleum destroyed and built again,