The Resurrection of Jesus

The First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Resurrection, when Christ, on Easter Sunday, rose from the dead as He had claimed He would.

At the top of the window is a symbol of the Phoenix, a symbol of the Resurrection and of eternity. According to legend this mythical bird could never die; on attaining its five-hundredth year it committed itself to the flames of a funeral pyre, only to rise reborn from its own ashes.

In the bottom half of the window is depicted Jesus in the Resurrection rising from the tomb with the guards standing watch.  At the bottom right is depicted Mary Magdalene, the first witness of the empty tomb (see John 20:1).

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