Good Friday 2020 (Viernes Santo)

Good Friday (Viernes Santo), the Friday before Easter, is a Christian commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a national holiday in many Latin countries. This is part of Holy Week, the most sacred time of the year for Christians.

Good Friday 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Rabbula Gospels

The earliest image of the crucifixion in a manuscript is found in the Rabbula Gospels, a 6th-century illuminated manuscript from what is now Syria.

The book is in the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy.

What Does it Mean?

What does this sad commemoration tell us?

It’s such a sad moment. Is it a ritual that commemorates the passion of winter? Is it like crouching to prepare for jumping?

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