Friday, April 14, 2006

Christ standing in the grave

Today we remembered the death of Jesus. It leads to his rising from the death.
The icon shows Christ standing in the grave - an unusual view. It was taken from an icon of the 12th century. The dead body is surrounded by gold - God/eternity. It is the base on which all happens.


At 5:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This icon is called "Christ the Bridegroom" in the Orthodox Church.
I was just wondering why you gave it another name?
Christ is depicted as the bridegroom who gave up his life for his bride, the Church.
This icon in placed on the tetrapod for veneration during Great Lent when "The Bridegroom Service" is celebrated.


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