Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Empty Tomb

Resurrection, Alabaster Carving
English, 1400-1420
London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Christ is Risen! 
Alleluia! Alleluia!

I wish everyone a Blessed and Joyful Easter.

The long days of Lent are over.  The sadness of Good Friday has passed and the great proclamation of Easter, the Exsultet, has been proclaimed.  Easter is here at last!

The iconography of the Resurrection is a topic that I examined extensively in 2011, so I refer you to the essays on the subject listed below.  I intend to update these articles with new materials during the Easter season, so please visit the links occasionally during this time.

The Women at the Tomb

Noli Me Tangere

The Incredulity of St. Thomas (Doubting Thomas)

Emmaus -- The Journey

Emmaus -- The Recognition

Climbing from the Tomb

Hovering over the Tomb

Bursting from the Tomb

The Lake of Galilee -- The Disciples Go Fishing

Commission to Peter -- The Good Shepherd Transfers Responsibility

The Commission to the Apostles

Christ Appears to His Mother

and also An Awkward Resurrection Image

Christ is Risen!  Alleluia, Alleluia!  Below is video of the great triple alleluia sung only at Easter Vigil.  It is followed by the reading of the Gospel from Easter Vigil (filmed at the Brompton Oratory in London, England, 2008).

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