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photoblog image Second Easter Day

Second Easter Day

 

For Christians everywhere, He is risen!

(in the St. Martin church, Venlo, NL)

 

[The first 4 comments were made back in February after this image "miraculously" got published from my Unassigned bin.  

Don't ask me how that happened because I don't know.  I didn't assign it till later.] 

 

 

 

Second Easter Day

 

For Christians everywhere, He is risen!

(in the St. Martin church, Venlo, NL)

 

[The first 4 comments were made back in February after this image "miraculously" got published from my Unassigned bin.  

Don't ask me how that happened because I don't know.  I didn't assign it till later.] 

 

 

 

comments (27)

A fine pieta!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Tom. Thanks.
Easter is early this year... This reminds me it is the next celebration.
Ginnie Hart: It always surprises me how Easter can be a month later or earlier, depending on what year it is, Jacquelyn. I wonder if they will ever set it to one particular Sunday in April???
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Feb 2016, 05:18
aaaah the pieta, is that what's it's called? i would have to google it and let's face it, i'm too lazy lol nice shot, sister!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, the Pieta...something I did not grow up with in my protestant, Baptist church, Elaine.
A perfect image for this time of year.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry.
Yes, He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Ginnie Hart: Alleluia, indeed, Larry.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Mar 2016, 01:50
Well, Ginnie...I'll take your word for it, but he doesn't look very alive to me.
Ginnie Hart: It took 3 days, Ray!!! Seriously...it always intrigues me about the differences between the protestant and roman catholic art in churches. You don't see the pieta in the protestant church...or Jesus still on the cross. A major difference...for the protestants, because "He is risen," they don't show Jesus crucified or dead.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2016, 06:12
Beautifully wrought, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I thought it was quite stunning, Lisl. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2016, 06:51
an unusual Pietà  with the wrought plants!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't grow up with Pietàs, Philine, so all of them are "unusual" to me.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2016, 07:33
A beautiful piece of art to me. Like you I did not grow up with it and I see everything in the catholic church as art.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. These churches are like museums to us!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2016, 07:42
I have recently been reading a book called The Lost Gospel, and very intriguing it was too. This is a super piece of art
Ginnie Hart: I'm familiar with that book, Chris, but haven't read it. Let me know if you recommend it!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2016, 07:51
Very appropriate for the end of Holy Week and Easter. You've got some good light in this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. Since I already had a post queued for Good Friday, I was glad I could use this for today!
Gone.....and never called me mother
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmmmmm.
A stunning piece of art Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Richard. Thanks.
It is like your post has risen from the once alive (dead).
Ginnie Hart: It did seem appropriate, Mary. smile
A moving pieta Ginnie. I like the ornamental backdrop.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad, and so do I.
It is indeed a magnificent pieta, we certainly don't get those in our Baptist church. There are rumblings in the Anglican church over here from the very top about setting a particular Sunday in April as Easter Sunday but I suspect all other denominations would have to agree apart from Parliament. I believe I might have read the book Chris refers to, I read so many I can't remember them all.
Ginnie Hart: I have learned much from our RC friends while here in Europe, Brian, and find this to be helpful. I also have been intrigued over the years by the Lost Gospel and any of those other gospels that were not included in the Biblical canon.
beautifully balanced shot. i have to admit i missed out the text on two sides, so thanks for this shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. This will always remind me of oor time with you in Venlo.
Yeah, I am back (again)!
I suppose you can say I have risen too. He he... Yes, I brought back lots of chocolate from Malaysia and Japan.
Ginnie Hart: YAAAAAY. You're back! I was wondering where you were! Welcome back. And now show-n-tell!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2016, 15:01
An old Christian greeting:
"Christ has risen"
reply
"Indeed He has risen"
Ginnie Hart: "He has risen, indeed!" "Peace be to you"..."and also to you!" smile
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Mar 2016, 17:13
The expressions on the faces are beautiful, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I agree, Pauline!
This is magnificent. I googled Pieta
and ended up on Web Med, just shows you have to watch those key strokes !!
Ginnie Hart: Oh my, Martin. That's so funny. grin But thanks anyway.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2016, 20:42
Speculum doloris - mirror of sorrow (could be a picture of sorrow as well)

Olivia speciosa - a direct translation would be something like "fair olive tree", but in the hands of the theological latinists it takes on meanings that will refer to Christ or Mary.

Cypressus in monte - cypress tree of the mountain (the mountain would be Hermon, which is also known as Sion). It originates from the book of Songs, and is also used to refer to Christ by the latinists.
Ginnie Hart: You must have read my mind, Louis, wishing I knew what everything meant!!! THANK YOU.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Mar 2016, 02:42
I am loving this series, Ginnie. I get to experience these grand statues!
Ginnie Hart: Thank yiou, dear Emily. I'm like you...experiencing them all myself!
That is very nicely shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • jpla.
  • France
  • 29 Mar 2016, 07:44
Belle prise
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
belle stgatue!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Well, we do know Miracles happen!
He is Risen, indeed!
Beautiful image, Ginnie!
The timing of Easter surprises me too - I don't know how they came up with this:
Easter is calculated as the first Sunday after the paschal full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox. If the full moon falls on a Sunday, then Easter is the following Sunday. The holiday can occur anywhere between March 22 and April 25"
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. With that kind of discrepancy (a full month!) from year to year, it wouldn't surprise me if one year down the road they decide to make it a set Sunday in April, or the end of March, just to make it predictable?!

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