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The Resurrection Memorial Garden

On February 12, 1987, the Vestry of the Church of the Resurrection resolved to set aside a portion of church property to be designated as the "Resurrection Garden." The Garden was to be a place where the beauty of God's natural creation could  be enjoyed.

 

Photo by Richard A. Green

“Unrecognized”

by the Reverend Craig Biddle III

The sculpture was presented to the Church of the Resurrection at a Dedication Ceremony honoring the Reverend James M. Green, Vicar and First Rector 1965-1993, on Sunday, November 23, 2003.

The story depicted in the sculpture is taken from Luke 24:13-15. Two people are walking home along the path from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the Monday after the Resurrection of Jesus: “While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.” It is precisely that moment when the resurrected Jesus joins the couple that the artist has tried to capture in the sculpture, thus the name “Unrecognized.” Read about the sculpture in the artist’s own words.