The First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Resurrection of Christ. It's a meditation on Christ's miraculous return to life and the discovery of his empty tomb.
Tag: Goddard & Gibbs
The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11)
Just before Christ ascended to heaven, he promised his apostles that after he was gone, he would empower them with the Holy Spirit. They were to wait in Jerusalem for this to happen (Acts 1:1-4). This event took place ten days later, on the feast day of Pentecost. The community were all gathered together in … Continue reading The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11)
The Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:1-20)
This brightly-coloured, imposing window from St George's Cathedral depicts the Resurrection of Christ in glory on Easter Sunday. The details of the stricken Roman soldiers, who were keeping guard at the tomb, show that the scene is based on St Matthew's gospel - who alone records their presence. The Risen Christ is shown in a manner that has … Continue reading The Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:1-20)
Christ enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)
Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, with cheering crowds waving palm branches, is celebrated by the Church on Palm Sunday. The act was a highly symbolic one based on a passage from the prophet Zechariah. The Cathedral of St John in Portsmouth has a window that depicts this scene, created by Goddard & Gibbs in 1950, featuring palm branches as a major feature.