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Resurrection of Christ – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

Resurrection of Christ – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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In this beautiful vintage holy card, we have the hope of the world! "Surrexit Christus spes men" is Latin and means "The risen Christ is hope for men." Christ has risen from the dead! He has triumphed over the grave! His feet don't even touch the ground! As it also says on the card, Alleluia!

The world alleluia comes to English through Latin and Greek from Hebrew. The older form of the word in English is hallelu-jah, where you can see more easily the "jah", the first part of the name Yahweh or Jehovah. So alleluia means "Praise to God!" or "Praise to Yahweh!" or "Song of Praise to Yahweh!" It can mean even more, which is why the word isn't translated to a short form like Praise God or something like that. It is complex word straight from Jesus's time, like the word amen.

This striking holy card was the work of K. van de Vyvere-Petyt, a Dutch printer from Brugge, Belgium, active around the turn of the last century. Although the artwork has more of a German feel than French, we think he printed it in Latin so he could offer in any country.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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