Near the top of the cross we see Jesus now fully clothed in his regal garments and carrying the
cross as a triumphant scepter. It is Easter morning and he has been raised from the dead. He is
shown climbing out of the tomb in his divine, glorified body.
Source: Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. , The San Damiano Cross: An Explanation
(Franciscan University Press Steubenville, Ohio 1983)
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