5 Lent 2017: Be raised into new life

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Raising of Lazarus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46168 [retrieved April 10, 2017]

You can listen to my sermon on the stories of the dry bones in Ezekiel and the raising of Lazarus in John here:

Aside on the mosaic depiction above, which comes from the 12th century and is in Palermo, Italy: notice the way the man has his hands covered w/ his sleeve so he’s not directly touching the unclean corpse, and is covering his nose and mouth because of the stench.

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