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Death and Resurrection, Redemption


Salvation History - Death and Resurrection, Redemption

Jesus did not sin and did not have to suffer and die, he voluntarily took upon himself the sins of the world and voluntarily gave himself up to suffering and death for the sake of salvation. Christ is risen from the dead! This is the main proclamation of the Christian faith. It forms the heart of the Church's preaching, worship and spiritual life. "... if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain" (1 Cor 15:14). It' the first fruits of the resurrection of all humanity,  the fulfillment of the Old Testament, "according to the Scriptures" where it is written, "For Thou doest not give me up unto Sheol [that is, the realm of death], or let Thy Godly one see corruption" (Ps 16:10; Acts 2:25-36). In Christ all expectations and hopes are filled: O Death, where is your sting? O Sheol, where is your victory? (Hos 13:34).


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Betrayal by Judas Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3238
Mystical (Last) Supper Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3815
Prayer of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 5053
Sanhedrin's Judgement of Jesus Christ Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3524
Apostle Peter’s Denial Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3746
Death of Judas Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3391
Trial of Jesus Christ before Pilate Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 8780
Jesus Christ Before King Herod Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 5005
Pilate's Last Judgment over Jesus Christ Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 4681
Road to Golgotha Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 9524
Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 5385
Taking Down from the Cross and Burial of the Savior Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 4356
What Christ Accomplished on the Cross Written by Hieromonk Damascene 4983
Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3428
The Resurrection Written by Archbishop Dmitri 3256
Appearance of the Risen Jesus Christ to Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 4064
Appearance of the Lord to the Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3238
Appearance of the Lord to the Apostle Thomas and the Other Apostles Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 2970
Appearance of Jesus Christ to the Apostles beside the Sea of Tiberias Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 5761
Appearance of Jesus Christ to More than Five Hundred Disciples Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3490
Christ is Risen! Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3593
Ascension of the Lord Written by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy 3209
The Ascension Written by Archbishop Dmitri 3109

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