Saturday, April 11

Waiting for the resurrection

Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, Christianity celabrares the Resurrection of Jesus, the core biblical story from which much of Christian doctrine, ritual and theology depend.
According to the Gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, and appeared to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9). John states that when Mary looked into the tomb, two angels asked her why she was crying; and as she turned round she initially failed to recognize Jesus until he spoke her name (John 20:11-18)
On the day before I present of a photo of the Norwegian writer (most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist) Henrik Wergeland . His grave and statues are decorated by students and school children every year. Notably, the Jewish community of Oslo pays their respects at his grave on May 17, in appreciation of his efforts to allow Jews into Norway.
The city is almost empty this Saturday but a few of us are strolling the streets heading for Aker Brygge. The only wonderful Easter day regarding the weather this year, and spring costumes can be seen wherever we go with our camera.
Happy Easter.

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