Monday, April 6, 2015

Resurrection is represented in diverse, holy symbols of Easter

TOLEDO BLADE
By TK Barger
Symbols of the resurrection of Jesus are found in painted frescoes, sculptures, wood carvings, and stained glass windows in Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.
OHIO---Easter comes with symbols. Dyed eggs and frilly bonnets illustrate the day in a secular way, but in most Christian churches resurrection is the holiday’s word, and many religious symbols draw attention to the belief that Jesus rose from the dead. The lily, of course, is the Easter flower, with its bulb producing new flowers every year. A bursting pomegranate, with its many seed-containing edible sacs showing through an open rind, symbolizes Jesus emerging from the tomb. Jesus is sometimes called the lamb of God, and resurrection is the meaning when a lamb is depicted with the banner of victory, a red cross on a white flag hanging from a crucifixion cross, symbolizing that Jesus defeated death with his sacrifice and then resurrection. [link]