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The spiritual symbolism of Jesus’ appearances on Easter Sunday

THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS

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Philip Kosloski - published on 04/25/19

Jesus appeared multiple times on the day of his resurrection, and spiritual writers have reflected on the symbolism of each over the centuries.

When reading the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection, it’s sometimes easy to miss the fact that Jesus appeared multiple times to various people on the day of his resurrection. According to the Golden Legend, a medieval text that compiled various traditions that the Catholic Church has handed down over the centuries, Jesus appeared five times on Easter Sunday, and each appearance has a secondary spiritual meaning.




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