Romania:New Stamps on Easter

romania easter stampsRomania has issued stamps on Easter  on 12th March 2015.Stamps depicts two very important moments in Jesus Christ’s life: the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The stamp with the face value of lei 1.00 illustrates Christ’s sacrifice, namely the iconographic image of the Weeping Mother, in a manner specific to the Lancram painting centre in Sebes county. This icon dates back to the mid-nineteenth century and is currently found at the Nicula Monastery. The Weeping Mother translates into visual language the Righteous Simeon’s prophecy: “The sword will pass through your soul.”

On the stamp of the souvenir sheet, with the face value of lei 9.10, is reproduced the icon of the Resurrection of Jesus, painted in the Nicula centre, in the first half of the 19th century and belonging to the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography. The Saviour, victoriously exiting the grave, bears the banner of the Resurrection in his left hand. Two soldiers, overwhelmed, point to Christ with awe. Barefoot, wrapped in a green scarf, Christ walks on the grave slab and gives His blessing with His right hand. He is framed by two vertical rows of white clouds symbolizing the divine glory.

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