Christ of Abyss refers to a number of bronze sculptures of Jesus Christ submerged in water.
The original sculpture, “Il Cristo degli Abissi” is in the Mediterranean sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the water on 22 August 1954 at approximately 17 metres depth, and stands 2.5 metres (8.5 feet) tall.
Crying statue of Mary shipped overseas to a Central Florida business has grabbed the attention of the Orlando Catholic Diocese and groups of worshippers after it apparently shed a black tear inside the store. I really hope to see this crying statue of mary sometime in my life.
Castle Designs in Orlando received the marble statue weeks ago from overseas, according to the report. This crying statue of mary is a reproduction of the Pieta — one of Michelangelo’s greatest works of art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Christ.
The black tear was just recently noticed at the store and owners said it appears to be coming from inside the statue.
“We started noticing that there was a small gray line every day that kept getting darker and darker,” Castle Designs CEO Les Roberts said.
“It doesn’t appear to be stained from the outside so it’s kind of unusual because it does appear to be coming form the inside,” Castle Designs representative Chris Wilson said.
Store owners said the members of the Orlando Catholic Diocese plan to come to the business and look at the statue.
“It could have been anywhere on this entire statue, why on that one spot?” Roberts said. “That’s what’s amazing.”
Groups of people have already traveled to the store to worship.
“Some people are asking for private prayers,” Roberts said. “When somebody’s here kneeling at the statue, I try to give them some time away because it’s between them and their God.”
The store has roped off the area where the statue is located and owners have decided not to sell it. The business has also offered the Orlando Catholic Diocese the chance to display the statue if they so chose, the report said.
I don’t know if you believe in miracles, apparitions etc. But I think this crying statue of Mary did really cry. Why? Any guesses?
What do you get when you combine, Nicole Nordeman voice and Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of The Christ’? A master piece for the Master. A music video perfect for Easter Reflection….CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO…
It shows the main scenes from the movie Passion of Christ , with a nice song from Nicole Nordeman. Hey guys, can you ever think of commiting a sin, if you see His sufferings for us???
Watch Passion of Christ music video WHY by Nicole Nordeman
About the movie Passion of Christ:
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film co-written, co-produced and directed by Mel Gibson. It is based primarily on biblical accounts of the arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, events commonly known as “The Passion”. The film’s dialogue is in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew, with subtitles. It was filmed in Italy, exactly in Matera and Craco (Basilicata) and Cinecittà Studios, Rome.
Jesus is tempted in the garden by a personified Satan, who appears as an androgynous albino. Mary, mother of Jesus, awakes from a dream with feelings of foreboding and quotes from the Passover Seder, Why is this night different than other nights, and Mary Magdalene replies with a traditional response: Because once we were slaves and we are slaves no longer. When questioned by Caiaphas, Jesus pronounces the ineffable Name of God in his response, which justifies Caiaphas’ subsequent charge of blasphemy before witnesses. Herod Antipas is depicted as an effeminate pederast. The people in the crowd that demand the freedom of Barabbas rather than Jesus have been paid to do so by Caiaphas. What follows is HIS sufferings on the road to Kalveri, soldiers lashing him all the way, blood splashing everywhere. On reaching the mountain, Jesus is nailed and crucified, seeing which will make any man on Earth cry bitterly.
The movie ends with Jesus’ resurrection and exit from the tomb, the holes in his hands from the nails visible as he walks. Please watch the above music video on Passion of Christ. To see pictures from the movie, goto Passion of Christ pictures.