What is the Easter symbol of the Lamb?
The symbolism of the lamb, as a symbol of sacrifice, it has a tradition even before the emergence and spread of Christianity. In the Jewish religion, for centuries, the lamb was an important element in celebrating the Passover. In Christianity, the lamb is a symbol of Jesus' sacrifice of himself on the cross. Therefore, in painting, Jesus is also presented as a lamb with a golden crown or with a dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit.. Additionally, John the Baptist called Jesus a lamb, who will redeem the sins of the world, and his blood will wash away the sins of mankind.
Most often, however, we meet the Lamb as an Easter symbol. Then not only ornaments, ale przedmioty, which we celebrate take its shape. It has to do with the sacrifice which was Christ deciding to die for the sins of humanity. It symbolizes purity and innocence, because Jesus was condemned to death, despite not committing any criminal act, and, unlike other people, he was born without original sin.
Easter lambs can be found in various forms. They can be figurines made of durable materials, and also from food: from the dough, from sugar, from marzipan. They are celebrated on Holy Saturday along with other food products, which should not be missing in the new year. There are also often versions of the Easter lamb with a flag. It is added as a symbol of Jesus' overcoming death and resurrection, which is celebrated on Easter Sunday.