To mark Easter 2023, here you’ll find ten images of the Risen Christ found in Catholic churches across Britain. You can explore this collection of art picturing the Resurrection throughout the Easter Season.
The Immortality of Christ (Romans 6:9-11)
'We know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again. Death no longer has power over him. When he died, he died to sin once and for all. However, the life he lives, he lives for God. In the same way, you must regard yourselves as being dead to sin and alive for God in Christ Jesus."
The Harrowing of Hell (1 Peter 3:18-20; 4:6)
"In the spirit also he went to preach to the spirits in prison, those who had refused to obey long ago while God waited patiently in the days of Noah during the building of the ark." (1 Peter 3:19-20)
6. Christ appears to St Peter (John 21:15-19)
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He replied, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
4. The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
“When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight."
Christ raises the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43)
The episode of Christ restoring a twelve year old girl to life is retold in three of the gospels (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56). It’s one of the three resurrection miracles mentioned by the evangelists. The scene took place alongside another of Christ’s miracles, the cure of a sick woman who touched his cloak. … Continue reading Christ raises the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43)
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
This very human story of how Christ talked anonymously with two mourning disciples is found in St Luke’s gospel, although it’s briefly mentioned in St Mark’s too (16:12-13). Pope Benedict XVI once summarised it very well. He said: “It tells the tale of two followers of Christ who, on the day after the Sabbath or … Continue reading The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)
According to the Book of Acts, St Peter explained to the crowds that Psalm 16 was a prophecy about the resurrection of the Messiah.
Daniel in the Lion’s Den (Daniel 6:1-25)
The Prophet Daniel was an important figure in the Persian court. He was thrown into a den of lions as punishment for praying to God. Miraculously, he survived the night unharmed, being protected by an angel.