It is now late afternoon in Israel.
This is the day my Christian friends call Good Friday, and this is the hour when they solemnly reflect on the taking down from the cross.
Very soon it will be Shabbat evening.
It was in Friedberg, a small town in the rolling green hills of Styria, Austria, that I first saw statuary such as this!
Please click a few times to enlarge the photos and get the beautiful details.
The church was first mentioned in writing in 1377.
In 1706 it was expanded and magnificent frescoes were added.
The Baroque pilgrimage church and its surroundings can be seen here.
I try to imagine how you Christian readers out there experience the Triduum, the three saddest days, as you await the joy of Easter Sunday. Blessings to you.
(Linking to inSPIREd Sunday.)