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he descended to the dead

…crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,
descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis…

he descended to the dead…

the Harrowing of Hell

Acts 2:27; Acts 2:31; 1 Peter 3:19-20; 1 Peter 4:6; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 4:8-10; Zechariah 9:11; Psalm 68:17-18; Isaiah 24:21-22

…to save all of those who died in sin … starting with Adam and Eve…


video from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix Arizona; image source

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  1. Thanks, Bosco, for a thought-provoking, exciting representation of what it might have been like to have been a Penitent in the realm of Hades, when the Crucified – not yet Risen – Christ appeared with arms open in Loving embrace. A movement from Chaos to the new Cosmos – maybe from the depths of Hell into the garden of Paradise.

    Our only Hope: Christ is Risen, Alleluia! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia! – Agape!

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