Jesus is Carried Down from the Cross ___ "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed" – 1 Peter 2:24. A beautiful medieval ivory in the Victoria & Albert Museum of a dead Jesus being tenderly carried by Joseph of Arimathea.
Descent AgiaMarina14th century Byzantine Icon of the Descent from the Cross from the Church of Saint Marina in Kalopanagiotis, Cyprus. St. Joseph of Arimathea is the figure standing in the center, in blue-green robes holding the Body of Christ.
Feast of St. Joseph of Arimathea; Christian Religious Observance; March 17; Disciple of Jesus who provided the tomb for Jesus’ burial. By tradition, he was Jesus’ uncle and took him to Britain on a tin-trading trip. After the Crucifixion, Joseph and others settled at Glastonbury in A.D. 63 or 64, erecting the first church in Britain, which became its most sacred spot. Patron saint of tin workers, working travelers, and funeral directors.