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Francesca’s “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ”

(3:37) – Piero della Francesca’s 15th-century fresco of The Resurrection of Jesus Christ comes from an unexpected place. Rather than a church or a shrine, it adorned the wall of the civic meeting hall of the Tuscan town of Sansepolcro. On this Easter Sunday, this triumphant image of Christ emerging from the tomb compels us to consider what his victory means not only for the Church but for our whole world..  READ MORE

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Eugène Burnand, “The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection,” 1898

(2:50) – In this painting, Eugène Burnand invites us along as Peter and John run to the empty tomb on Easter morning. In front of a resplendent dawning sky and rushing through a pastoral landscape, Peter and John are hurrying toward the site of Jesus’ burial. Peter, bearded, older, and wearing somber colors, wears a complex expression. In his face is the story of his experience of the Passion, the shock and anxiety, the fear and desperation, the guilt and heartbreak. His is an exhausted face that lived this experience. His body moves toward the tomb, but his spirit is conflicted—fearing the worst about the missing body, daring to hope but torn by the fact that he has denied the Lord. What if his body has been taken—when will the torture of these events stop? But what if he is risen? And what will happen now?  READ MORE

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Ron DiCianni’s Resurrection of Christ

(4:23) – This painting is so amazing and incredible, it really help us visualize that powerful moment when Jesus rose from the tomb. Thank you Lord for Your son! Painted by Ron DiCianni an incredibly talented.

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