He suffered death and was buried

The entombment of Christ is one of several standard representations of Jesus’s suffering and death at the hands of the Romans. According to the Christian tradition Pontius Pilate granted Joseph of Arimathea permission to take Christ’s body down from the cross for burial. In addition, the gospel according to John...

A Spotless Rose

“This Flow’r whose fragrance tender With sweetness fills the air, Dispels with glorious splendor The darkness ev’rywhere. True Man, yet very God; From sin and death He saves us And lightens ev’ry load.”

Rejecting an appeasing scent

“I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell the scent in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer Me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from Me the...

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