Fresco-Catacomb of San Gennaro - - [Lectionary selection, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C].
 
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Title:Fresco-Catacomb of San Gennaro - - [Lectionary selection, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C]
Notes:The readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter speak of the glory of God in strong, yet comforting ways. This catacomb painting combines both the praise theme of the Psalm reading, Psalm 148:1 " Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 148:12 Young men and women alike, old and young together!...and the theme of the Revelation passage, Revelation 21:3b-4 "See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away." The man, woman and child in this funeral painting each celebrate and praise God, knowing that Christ's presence on earth and his death and resurrection offers them the promise that death will be no more.

This family portrait also reminds us of the Apostle Paul's frequent references to the early Christian saints, men and women, who struggled with him and nurtured the faith from its earliest beginnings.
Date:late 2nd - early 3rd century
Building:San Gennaro (Church : Naples, Italy)
Object/Function:Fresco
Material:Paint
City/Town:Naples
Country:Italy

Lectionary links:CEast05
General Subject:Family

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Record Number:49944 Last Updated: 2010-12-13 10:27:46 Record Created: 2007-02-21 00:00:00
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