Angel and Open Gates

Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

This beautiful gray granite monument in the Crown Hill Cemetery displays two symbols–the angel holding a trumpet standing in front of open gates.  The angel is a messenger for God.  In this example, the angel is holding the trumpet, the message being delivered is the call for Judgment Day and the announcement of the Resurrection.  The open gates are central to the Last Judgment.  The gates are the portal for saved souls to make their passage from the Earthly realm to Heaven upon Christ’s return.

 

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