Holy Easter.

Posted by Expose (Tehran, Iran) on 11 April 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Freiburger Münster , Freiburg-GERMANY

About The Church:

Freiburg Minster (German: Freiburger Münster) is the cathedral of Freiburg, southwest Germany. It was built in three stages, the first beginning in the year 1120 under the dukes of Zähringen, the second beginning in 1210, and the third in 1230. Of the original building, only the foundations still exist. The church became the seat of the Catholic archbishop of Freiburg, and thus a cathedral, in 1827.
There are two important altars inside the cathedral: the high altar of Hans Baldung, and another altar of Hans Holbein the Younger in a side chapel.

The windows were donated by the guilds, and the symbols of the guilds are featured on them. The deep red color in some of the windows is not the result of a dye, but instead the result of a suspension of solid gold nanoparticles.[1]

In 2003, the Lenten cloth was restored and backed with a supporting material. It now weighs over a ton, and so must be carried from the workshop with heavy machinery for its use during Lent.

About Easter annual religious feast:

Easter (Greek: Πάσχα) is an important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year.[1] According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead three days[2] after his crucifixion. Many Christian denominations celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday[3] (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between A.D. 26 and 36.

Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a season of prayer and penance.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. Easter falls at some point between late March and late April each year (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity), following the cycle of the Moon. After several centuries of disagreement, all churches accepted the computation of the Alexandrian Church (now the Coptic Church) that Easter is the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first moon whose 14th day (the ecclesiastic "full moon") is on or after March 21 (the ecclesiastic "vernal equinox").

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover not only for much of its symbolism but also for its position in the calendar.

Cultural elements, such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts, have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. There are also some Christian denominations which do not celebrate Easter.

TEXT Ref: Wikipedia.org

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Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Une pure merveille ce vitrail. Très beau rendu des couleurs. J'adore.

11 Apr 2009 9:49am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful!

11 Apr 2009 10:26am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is beautiful ... and so old compared to mine. Our church is only 27 years old, but the glass is new.

12 Apr 2009 11:38am

Nik from Denmark

Incredible shot dear MASTER!
wish you LUCK.

13 Apr 2009 8:44pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/15 second
F/6.3
ISO 160
106 mm

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