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"Resurrection of the Victorious Christ"
April 11th and 12th, 2009
Watercolors, india ink, gold ink
Approximately 8 hours


Jesus Christ is risen today! ALLELUIA! :w00t!:
Our triumphant Holy Day! ALLELUIA! :dance:

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."

~ John 11:25-27

"But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive."

~ 1 Corinthians 12-21

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Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


~ Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)

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Queen of Heaven
(said in place of the Angelus during the Easter Season))

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regina caeli

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

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:iconaericlee:
Aericlee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus is the boss! No other person in human history can top our God and Savior!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope! :D
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:iconaericlee:
Aericlee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen!
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:iconazabachesilver:
AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting concept! Maybe it wasn't just the angel that surprised them! 😄
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep! :D
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:iconaericmon:
aericmon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is based on an image by that Gruenwald guy, right?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. The Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald.
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:iconaericmon:
aericmon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YUS! I knew it!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The Witnesses insist that Christ was resurrected as an invisible spirit, the body in the tomb having been vaporized or hidden somewhere to be brought out again during & after the millenium as a permanent display.

In short, God simply created a new Jesus and programmed him with the real Jesus' memories, leaving Jesus dead.

One counter-argument against all this, is that Christ showed doubting Thomas his wounds (the Witnesses said they were FAKE wounds, in fake bodies). The Witnesses insist that Christ created physical bodies and wore them as disguises (the gardener,etc.) and vaporized them when the need for them passed.

Is it any wonder why I will not even give a Witness the time of day ?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, can't say I ever hear that one before! 
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:iconaericlee:
Aericlee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't believe that junk of info- that's from Jehovah's Witnesses. Never believe their teaching- they deny the Lord Jesus' deity, and make many other obnoxious claims about Jesus Christ. Jesus resurrected bodily, and not as a "spirit". Even in His physical body, Jesus could've shape-shifted, but then if He did so, then it would be kinda diabolical of Him. Jesus could make Himself invisible whenever He pleased, and He was said to even have bi-located. But to assert that His Resurrection was not bodily done, is just making God a liar.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No joke! Christianity is pretty pointless then. Or, to quote good ol' St. Paul: "If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." Can't put it more bluntly than that.
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Aericlee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen, amen, amen!!!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I blocked Nilopher -because his no-soul theology smacked of Witnesses, Adventists, and Armstrong. I say this here, because I stumbled here in examining this -zealot Nilopher.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Based on the Grunewald painting, I presume.
The crucifixion was too strong for many, in contrast to the glorious resurrection.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep!

I just always thought images of Jesus gently stepping out of the tomb always seemed a bit...anti-climactic, to say the least. 
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chrisiel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
* Sings the great I am *
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconchrisiel:
chrisiel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
😁
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:iconaskheavenfelix:
askheavenfelix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jesus rising from the heavens
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
How did I miss this piece? I absolutely love it. The Eyes are the amazing.
Pax.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope to do a re-do of this picture at some point. :D
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You do such wonderful work. Did you say a pray for me While in Rome?
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:iconcereal-in-a-bowl:
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you should make them all into stationary items and sell them. I'd buy them if I could lay my hands on them for sure!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can make them into prints and other similar things. No stationary, unfortunately (at least, not professional stationary).
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I still love them anyway:).
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:iconhawkwitch:
hawkwitch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:meow:
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SonicSailorKeyblade Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece!! I simply adore it! Jesus my (our) Lord has risen and will always stay with us through rain, shine, day, night, harsh times and peaceful. Belonging to all nature on this blessed Earth we walk upon and call hands of our God. Who will reign for eternity and on that day, the special day when we all humans get to see the miraculous palace of Heaven lower onto the planet and reunite with our loved ones who have gone before and see Him with our eyes. For now, we imagine what he'll look like and live to our fullest with compassion and follow His ways in the mind and body of Christ!! God Bless the Earth and our very spirits! :3 >~< ^*^
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :meow:

Heaven will be quite the party. ;-)
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:iconrowanelle:
Rowanelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I take it this is based on the Isenheimer altar [link]
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pose and the sun behind Him, definitely. :nod: ;-)
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:iconrowanelle:
Rowanelle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done :wow:
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Wonderful work.

Yes...Jesus is Risen and He is alive forever more!!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Jesus Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!
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nestle95 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Happy Easter!
Christ is risen, Alleluja! :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^

Happy Easter to you as well!
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creationcreating Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow, this is amazing. Beautiful depiction of Christ rising to conquer death!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ I'm very glad you like it! :glomp:
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
HAPPY EASTER
You are featured in my journal this week [link]
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very happy Easter to you! Thank you for the feature!! :hug: :aww:
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bogarvirag Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This looks fabulous!! Happy Easter to you!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
JÚsus le Christ, resussitÚ d'entre les morts...
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is truly risen, ALLELUIA! :w00t!:
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epeescrub Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Whoa, that is INTENSE.

Happy Easter!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^ Happy Easter to you as well! :glomp:
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