May this season of (Love &) LIGHT bring you great joy and moments of illumination.
HAPPY EASTER! __________________________________________
Tomorrow it is Good Friday. This is the Friday before Easter or Pascha. It commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.
I rotated the painting horizontal and you'll see a view of a "Sunset City"
which represents the resurrection of Jesus.
(This is one of my earlier paintings)
EASTER celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which his occurred on the third day after his death by crucifixion some time in the period AD 27 to 33.
Golgotha is the biblical name for the place where Jesus was crucified. Also called Calvary, it was probably a small hill just outside the walls of ancient Jerusalem.
The name "Golgotha" is derived from the Aramaic word gulgulta.
Matthew 27:33, Mark 15:22, and John 19:17 give its meaning as "place of the skull" referring to a hill or plateau containing a pile of skulls (probably, therefore a public place of execution) or to a geographic feature resembling a skull.
When Saint Jerome translated these verses into Latin, he used the Latin word for skull, calvaria, and this is the origin of the English word Calvary.
Acrylic on canvas panel 18'x24' (45.7x61.0 cm)
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