Voices from Russia

Friday, 18 April 2014

18 April 2014. A Multimedia Presentation: It’s Holy Friday… For Both Catholics and Orthodox This Year

Ivan Glazunov. 'Crucify Him!'

“Crucify Him!”

Ivan Glazunov

1994

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“The wise thief didst Thou make worthy of Paradise, in a single moment, O Lord…”

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00 Ilya Repin. Golgotha (The Crucifixion of Christ). 1869

Golgotha: The Crucifixion of Christ

Ilya Repin

1869

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The late Archbishop Job Osacky of Chicago on Holy Friday

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Vasili Golinsky. The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. no date (1890s-1900s)

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Vasili Golinsky

no date (1890s-1900s)

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“The noble Joseph when he had taken down Thy most-pure Body from the tree…”

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01 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Entombment of Christ. 1602-03

The Entombment of Christ

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

1602-03

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This is the most solemn day of the Christian Year… Great and Holy Friday, when Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ hung on the cross and gave His life for the Life of the World. That’s the real deal… for me to say more wouldn’t only be pointless, why, it’s irreverent. However, after His three days in the tomb… that means that Golgotha precedes ALL Resurrections… reflect on that, if you will…

BMD

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