Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

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Stained-glass window, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, c.1530.
©  Keith Edkins and 
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


On Easter Sunday, Christ emerges alive and resurrected from the tomb in which he was buried on Good Friday.  Where's he been these last 3 days and nights?  Well, some say that he's been down to Hell, pulling out people ripe for redemption:  people like Eve, Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Methuselah and the Queen of Sheba.

Here they all kneel, in grateful humility.  Christ steps on what appears to be a stylish blue trap door; in one hand he holds a triumphant flag; his other hand clasps the hand of Abraham.  The souls are naked, as befits souls.

"Oh, Death, where is thy sting?  Oh, Hades, where is thy victory?"
(1 Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 55, New Testament, King James Bible) 

Have a peaceful Easter Sunday, whatever your creed may be.

Other seasonal posts:

• Good Friday

• New Year

 Advent (Series:  How to look at religious art)



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