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.
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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)
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's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, one week before his death, is celebrated by the Church on Palm Sunday, otherwise known as 'Passion Sunday'. All four gospels describe Christ's arrival in the city - riding on a donkey and greeted by cheering crowds who waved palm branches and spread their cloaks upon the ground. (Matthew 21:1-11; … Continue reading Christ enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)