суббота, 28 ноября 2015 г.

Tomb of Joseph of Arimatheal

 According to the New Testament Joseph of Arimatheal asked Pontius Pilate for permission to bury Jesus before Shabbat, took Jesus down from the cross with Nicodemus gave the gravesite by forging burial of Jesus.

Matthew 27:57-66

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

In -1808 a terrible fire broke out in the church, she suffered major damage, but was completely restored, except in this Chapel because of a dispute between the churches owned by Syrian and Armenian.  

The Descent from the Cross (van der Weyden), XV century, the Prado Museum, Madrid.

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