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Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Jesus down from the cross.

Sts. Joseph of Arimathea & Nicodemus. Assisted Mary & received the body of Jesus taken down from the Cross, wrapped it in a shroud & placed it in the sepulchre. Joseph, a noble official & disciple of the Lord, was seeking the Kingdom of God; Nicodemus, a member of the Pharisees & a ruler among the Jews, came to Jesus by night to inquire of His mission & defended Him in the presence of the high priests & Pharisees who sought to arrest Him. Patron Saints of Undertakers. Feast Day Aug 31…

A beautiful medieval ivory in the Victoria & Albert Museum of Jesus being tenderly carried by Joseph of Arimathea.

13. Joseph of Arimathea takes Jesus down from the cross – song by @zoesstuff for #easterjourneys