Saturday, May 11, 2013

Christ After Easter: Cristo Resucitado video

Although Easter, which was on March 31st this year, seems far away and the last of the jelly beans are gone, for the Church it is still the season of Easter until May 19, the feast of Pentecost.  Christ has been resurrected and has not yet given the gift of the Holy Spirit and ascended.  During this time on the altars of all Mexican churches, you will see the figure of Cristo Resucitado, literally Christ resuscitated, the resurrected Jesus. 

Las Monjas, Merida, Yucatan

Itizimina Church, Merida, Yucatan
San Jeronimo, Tlacachohuaya, Oaxaca

There is a very specific and special liturgy throughout Mexico in which the entombed Christ is resurrected.  You can view this liturgy as performed in a church in Merida, Yucatan at . (clickable link).  As you will see in the video, at one point in the ceremony the figure of Cristo Resucitado is rushed to the front of the church in a burst of light, symbolizing the Resurrection.

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