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In Christian Catholic tradition, this is the time when Christ, who is one and the same with God, died and descended into hell only to resurrect  on the third day. This is the Harrowing of Hell - the most important and, to me at least, the most mystical holy day in Christian calendar. To be honest, it is also one of my favourites. It is the one moment when hell becomes heaven becouse those inside can rejoice in the God's presence. To me, its celebration combines, in a truly extraordinary way, the memory of suffering and humiliation of God that, at the same time, is ultimately dignifying and leads to the triumph over death. It is a type of triumph through suffering that seems so unique and noble, it is a conquest but there are no defeated enemies, no vengeance upon those who opposed and humiliated God. It is quite extraordinary really.

To celebrate Easter, I wanted to share with you this beautiful chant with wonderfully animated mosaics from the Byzantine church of the Savior in the Chora Monastery in Constantinople (currently Kariye Museum in Istanbul, Turkey). It is considered one of the master pieces of late Byzantine art  and I hope  some of you might like it.


So, I would like to wish anyone who might be reading this, a wonderful Easter – one that is filled with joy and rest. Even if you are not a Christian, I just hope you will have good time this weekend and you will get to enjoy some free time! All the best!


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The happiest time of my life was when I was doing my PhD in medieval archaeology in the UK. After I completed my research studying medieval Cyprus, I returned to Warsaw and started work as a curator of the medieval gallery in one of the museums in the city. Life is still good. Thank you for visiting my gallery - it is a pleasure to know that someone visits this little corner of the internet :)


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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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