He is Risen

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The painting “He Is Risen,” by the German artist Plockhorst, tells of the resurrection of Jesus. After the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, and Salome brought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. Very early on Sunday morning at sunrise, they went to the tomb. On the way they said to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us to the entrance to the tomb? Then they looked up and saw that the stone already had been rolled back. So they entered the tomb, where they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe–and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is not here–he has been raised! . . .” This window is dedicated to the Rev. E. J. Thompson, and was placed here in his memory by the Knights Templar and friends. Dr. Thompson was at one time president of Albany College. He served as minister in Albany, Corvallis, Independence, and Salem. Mrs. William Fortmiller was his daughter, and he was the grandfather of Edwin Fortmiller and Mrs. Ralph Cronise