Christian Easter Pack

Easter is one of the most important holidays in Christianity, and over time, a large number of symbols and iconography has been created around it. This small pack features five common images used when celebrating the holiday.

Draped Cross
During Lent (a season proceeding Easter), the cross is often shown with some cloth draped over it. The meaning of the cloth is determined by its color: Purple references Christ's royal entrance to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, black refers to His death on Good Friday, and white highlights the resurrection that followed on Easter morning.


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Empty Tomb
Knowing that Jesus was supposed to be resurrected, the Roman officials had His tomb sealed by a large heavy stone. This would prevent Jesus's followers from stealing the body or otherwise faking the miracle.

It didn't work, as an earthquake shook the tomb on Easter morning. This scared off the on-duty guards, rolled the stone away, and revealed that the tomb was already empty!



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Golgotha
Golgotha, literally "the place of the skull", is the location where Christ was crucified between two thieves. This place of execution has become a symbol of victory, as it was where Christ saved us from our own sin.


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Passion Cup
Shortly before His betrayal by Judas and arrest by the Roman authorities, Jesus spent some time in prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane. During these prayers, Jesus asked for there to be another way to save mankind, and He specifically asked that He wouldn't need to drink from the Cup of God's Wrath.

However, being the obedient Son He always is, Jesus acknowledged that God's will should override His own, and when the time came, He did in fact drink from the metaphorical cup.

The Passion Cross appears as part of this design, as it often does with symbols relating to this event.



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Three Nails
When Jesus was crucified, His hands and feet were nailed to the cross. According to Tradition, this was done using three nails -- one in each wrist and one impaling both feet.


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