Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Pomegranate and the Resurrection


 
In a lovely and informative article entitled The Bursting Pomegranate:  Symbol of the Resurrection, Margaret C. Galitzin writes:
From the time of the early Church, the pomegranate was understood as signifying the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. The terminal point on the orb-shaped fruit forms a heraldic crown, a sign of His royalty. When the deep red shell bursts open,the seeds bleed forth a deep red juice, a symbol of Christ's Precious Blood. He offered His last drop for our salvation. The burst-open rind is the open tomb on Easter morning, the proof of Christ's triumph over death.
You may read more at the above link.

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