Friday, March 29, 2013

Christ climbing the Cross

I love the image included in this icon of the funeral of St. Clare. 

It depicts Christ eager to ascend the Cross, to accomplish his greatest work.

It most likely didn't happen that way - but the symbolism is a teacher.

A lone young shepherd...
After a long time he climbed a tree,
and spreading his shining arms,
and hung by them, and died,
his heart an open wound with love.
-St. John of the Cross

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