Thanks to Darren Jones for pointing me to this post on how the Early Church linked the pulpit to Christ’s empty tomb. [Read more...]
It’s still Easter, and it will be for 40 days, corresponding to the 40 days that the risen Jesus was with his disciples until His Assumption into Heaven. So we should still revel in this season, and I’m going to be putting up more Easter posts.
G. C. McLoughlin shows why St. John Chrysostom was called “Chrysostom”–that is, “golden-mouthed”–by quoting from his exuberant, joyful homily that is read at Easter matins in the Orthodox church. [Read more...]
When the Angel of the empty tomb appeared to the Roman guards, those courageous battle-hardened soldiers were so afraid that they passed out. When the same Angel appeared to the women who came to care for the body of Jesus, they were also afraid, but they left “with fear and great joy.” What was the difference? The women had the Word of God proclaimed to them. So explained our pastor in an illuminating Easter sermon, excerpted and linked after the jump. [Read more...]
You know that old spiritual that asks, “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?. . .when they nailed Him to the tree?. . .when they laid Him in the tomb?. . . .when God raised Him from the tomb?” Well, the answer to that question is YES.
According to the Bible, if you were baptized, you died with Him, you were buried with Him, and you rose from the dead with Him. [Read more...]
There is historical evidence to suggest that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem really was erected on the site of Christ’s Empty Tomb. Go here for a series of panoramic 360-degree virtual tours of both the exterior and the interior of the church. (Be sure to click the smaller boxes for the various interior views.)
HT: David Mills