Orthodox Icon of the "Resurrection of Jesus"

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In this Orthodox Icon* of the Resurrection, Jesus is holding the hands of Joseph and Mary before the Three Kings and a variety of unidentifiable onlookers. He is wrapped in a white robe, and at his feet is a bound individual, perhaps a symbolic Judas who had committed suicide prior to the Crucifixion.

The Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus states that Jesus returned to bodily life on the third day following his death by crucifixion. It is a key element of Christian faith and theology and part of the Nicene Creed: “On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures.” (The resurrection is not to be confused with the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven after the resurrection).

In the New Testament, after the Romans crucified Jesus, he was buried in a new tomb, but God raised him from the dead and he appeared to many people over a span of forty days before his ascension to Heaven. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, the third day after Good Friday which marks his crucifixion. Easter’s date corresponds roughly with Passover, the Jewish observance associated with the Exodus.

The resurrection story appears in more than five locations in the Bible. In several episodes in the Canonical Gospels Jesus foretells of his coming death and resurrection, and states that it was based on the plan of God the Father. Christians view the resurrection of Jesus as part of the plan of salvation and redemption. Skeptical scholars have questioned the historic authenticity of the resurrection story for centuries. Nineteenth and early twentieth century biblical scholars dismissed resurrection narratives as late, legendary accounts. Some contemporary scholars still express doubts about the historicity of the resurrection accounts and have debated their origin, and others consider that the biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection were derived from the experiences of Jesus’ followers and of the Apostle Paul.

  • An icon (from Greek word for “image”), is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and in certain Eastern Catholic churches. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, as in semiotics; by extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture, in the general sense of symbol — i.e. a name, face, picture, edifice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known significance or embodying certain qualities: one thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing.
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