Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Icon



With this Icon Cross wishing everyone a blessed Easter!

The icon shows Christ risen from death. Though still at the cross he is embracing the whole world. So it is a truly Eastern picture. It is a rare exception in Christian cross-art as normally the crosses only show the suffering or dead Jesus. This "cross" here goes much deeper in meaning.
There are also many figures who played a role during the life of Jesus, his mother, the disciples and angels ... .

The original from this here was painted in Umbria in the 12th century. It is strongly linked to St. Francis. Who is interested in the story and its Christian symbolics in details can have a look at: http://secularfranciscans.org/i1_4.html
But it is also fine just to look at it and let it "speak" without outer explanations. Enjoy!

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