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Good Friday

Good Friday

The cross is the axis of the world; it is the Tree of Life. In the icon, Golgotha is the site of Adam’s burial (represented by the skull). The blood of Christ flows onto humanity represented by Adam and Eve. The cross echoes the tree from which Adam and Eve ate. “The tree of shame… Continue Reading

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Christ has died

Christ has died

In the icon the cross is the axis of the world. It is the Tree of Life. Golgotha is presented as the site of Adam’s burial. The skull represents that. The blood of Christ flows onto humanity represented by Adam and Eve. The cross echoes the tree from which Adam and Eve ate. You are… Continue Reading

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Monks and police, Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre

Monks and police, Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre

The rioting and brawling of Armenian and Orthodox monks and others in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem included Associated Press reporting: After the brawl, the church was crowded with Israeli riot police holding assault rifles, standing beside Golgotha, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, and the long smooth stone marking… Continue Reading

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