The new Adam dies upon the tree that gives us fuller knowledge yet of Good and Evil.
And from that tree, that seems cursed by God but is source of all abiding blessing, comes fruit for eternal life.
The Lord is abandoned by his (male) disciples, but the women stay beside him, present as if for a new birth…
Detail of crucifix. Church of St Nicholas, Boldmere. (c) 2015, Allen Morris.