I am the Resurrection and the Life

  I am the Resurrection and the Life

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Three-light window with Christ at the centre and a soldier holding a spear crouching below, the three Marys to the left and angels on the right. An angel above holds the script: 'I am the resurrection and the life'.

technique: stained glass


Church of St David, Carreg-wen, Pembrokeshire


It is Matthew's gospel which refers to the watch placed upon the tomb of Jesus (Matt. 27:66) and the fear of the keepers (28:4). However in the text it is not fear at the appearance of the Risen Lord, but at that of the angel of the resurrection (28:2-3). Convention only dictates this representation.



 

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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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