«

»

Apr 18

Happy Easter!

Religious themes are probably the most common type of tombstone art and around here Christian symbols are the most prevalent religious designs on the monuments.

This Sunday is Easter and to celebrate of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ here are some of my favorite monument photos that remind me of the Easter season.

Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Angels are messengers between God and man and are popular tombstone figures.

Union Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. (2006 photo by Karen)

Union Cemetery, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. (2006 photo by Karen)

St. Joe Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

St. Josoph Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

The cross is the Christian symbol of salvation and is probably the most popular Christian motif placed on tombstones.

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2010 photo by Karen)

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2010 photo by Karen)

Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

 

North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. (2008 photo by Karen)

North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. (2008 photo by Karen)

 

St. Joe Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Easter blessings to everyone.

Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. (2013 photo by Karen)

He is risen. He is risen indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. Janet Goodwin James

    wonderful photographs!! Children’s graves were sometimes adorned with baby lambs, which were easy to pick up and take and have often shown up in flea markets. What a shame. People that bought them probably don’t know where they came from and put them in their gardens, etc.

  2. Mary Goodwin Haddad

    I really liked this Easter blog celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you ever checked out Wright Cemetery? It’s between Elgin and Converse in Van Wert County. It’s where my Goodwin relatives are buried and I grew up checking out the stones and markers there. Even though I signed up to receive your blog, I haven’t been getting it. Can you check that out? Thanks for all your work.

    1. Karen

      No, I have not visited that cemetery. I will have to put that on my list. Sometimes the notification of a new post will go to “promotions” or “spam” mail. You might check there. But I will look into it. You can also just check the website itself. I always post on Tuesday and Friday.

Add Comment Register



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>