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Crucifixion

It is fair to say that on Shutterchance there are those who do have some religion and some who don't, and I don't think any of us have problems with that, but there is one thing to bear in mind about today whatever one's beliefs.

 

Today is Good Friday and probably, throughout most of the world, it is a Public Holiday.  The writings in the Bible outline the events some 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem which led to this being such a holiday, presumably without those events this would still be just another working day, and Sunday would also be just another Sunday.

 

In Christian churches throughout the world there have been some magnificent sculptures, carvings, paintings and other works of art depicting the death, by Cruciifixion, of the man called Jesus of Nazareth.  I came upon this particularly modern style of Crucifix hanging in front of the West window in the parish church of St.Peter and St.Paul at Syston, Leicestershire last autumn and felt it was a suitable image to post on this Good Friday Bank Holiday.

 

Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing I hope you have a very enjoyable Easter weekend.

Crucifixion

It is fair to say that on Shutterchance there are those who do have some religion and some who don't, and I don't think any of us have problems with that, but there is one thing to bear in mind about today whatever one's beliefs.

 

Today is Good Friday and probably, throughout most of the world, it is a Public Holiday.  The writings in the Bible outline the events some 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem which led to this being such a holiday, presumably without those events this would still be just another working day, and Sunday would also be just another Sunday.

 

In Christian churches throughout the world there have been some magnificent sculptures, carvings, paintings and other works of art depicting the death, by Cruciifixion, of the man called Jesus of Nazareth.  I came upon this particularly modern style of Crucifix hanging in front of the West window in the parish church of St.Peter and St.Paul at Syston, Leicestershire last autumn and felt it was a suitable image to post on this Good Friday Bank Holiday.

 

Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing I hope you have a very enjoyable Easter weekend.

comments (14)

Hi Brian... What an amazing piece of Christian art. (I grew up seeing a plain cross so to see Christ's body on the cross is still fascinating to me.) May your Easter weekend be all you wish it to be for you & your family.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Jacquelyn, and best wishes to you and yours also.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2011, 01:13
Just another working friday in Thailand, Brian.

This is a very appealing artwork.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Apr 2011, 02:45
Happy Easter to you and your family Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage, and to you and yours.
A very dramatic Crucifix indeed Brian.

I wish you a happy and peaceful Easter
Brian Walbey: I was quite taken with this particular crucifix Bill, me liking things church. Have a good Easter yourselves, we are planning a trip to Belton House near Grantham tomorrow all being well.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2011, 06:54
In response to Jacquelyn's comment, I grew up hearing the difference between Catholic and Protestant crucifixes was whether Jesus was still on the cross! We Protestants always gloated over the fact he was off...and risen from the dead!

But I have seen many beautiful pieces of artwork like this, Brian, to remind us of what is commemmorated this day. Happy Easter weekend indeed to all who celebrate death and resurrection.
Brian Walbey: I have learned something new Ginnie from your comment today. I felt this is a wonderful crucifix, sadly this image hasn't gone down well in my camera clubs world.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2011, 07:14
This is a fine image Brian: it says it all
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Chris.
Nice sculpture! Pity the photo is not straightened. And by far not everyone has a public holiday today, in fact over here, in super catholic Ireland, hardly anyone has. I reflect my memories of Easter tomorrow, on V&V smile

A happy Easter to you and your family Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion and a happy Easter to you and yours also. I do find it strange when you say people are working over there with all the Catholicism etc.on todat of all days.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 22 Apr 2011, 10:09
this is religious Easter...
Brian Walbey: As I said Chantal, believer or not, that is why we have this particular public holiday.
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester UK
  • 22 Apr 2011, 11:55
always good to put some time aside to have a quiet think ..
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard.
A powerful image Brian, no matter what we believe or not as individuals, the ultimate sacrifice is to give one's life to save others .
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Martin, thanks.
This is a very fine picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Stanley.
Have a very Happy Easter Brian smile
Brian Walbey: And you also Linda.
Thank you Brian What a lovely message my wife and I were moved.Happy Easter.
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you both found the message of some interest Peter. Happy Easter.
A dramatic image Brian. He is Risen!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, He is risen indeed is what we celebrated at our church last Sunday morning.

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