|Resurrection, Alabaster Carving|
London, Victoria and Albert Museum
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 http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/04/iconography-of-resurrection-women-at.html
Noli Me Tangere http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/04/iconography-of-resurrection-noli-me.html
The Incredulity of St. Thomas (Doubting Thomas) http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-incredulity.html
Emmaus -- The Journey http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-emmaus.html
Emmaus -- The Recognition http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-emmaus_07.html
Climbing from the Tomb http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-climbing.html
Hovering over the Tomb http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-hovering.html
Bursting from the Tomb http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-bursting.html
The Lake of Galilee -- The Disciples Go Fishing http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-lake-of.html
Commission to Peter -- The Good Shepherd Transfers Responsibility http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-peters.html
The Commission to the Apostles http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/05/iconography-of-resurrection-commission.html
Christ Appears to His Mother http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2011/06/iconography-of-resurrection-christ.html
and also An Awkward Resurrection Image http://imaginemdei.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-happy-and-blessed-easter-season-to.html
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).