Gospel in Art

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Today's Gospel in Art - The seventy-two were sent out in pairs

The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles, Russian Orthodox icon, late 19th century, © Christian Art

Gospel of 27th May 2020 - Luke 10:1-9 The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, 'The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among w...

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Today's Gospel in Art - I pray for those you have given me

Arrival of the Pardon of Saint Anne at Concarneau, by Alfred Guillou, 1887 © Museum of Fine Art, Quimper

Gospel of 26th May 2020 - John 17:1-11 Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:

'Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; and, through the power over all mankind that you have given him, let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Chri...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of St Bede

The Last Chapter, by James Doyle Penrose 1902 ©ChristianArt

Gospel of 25th May 2020 - John 16:29-33

His disciples said to Jesus, 'Now you are speaking plainly and not using metaphors! Now we see that you know everything, and do not have to wait for questions to be put into words; because of this we believe that you came from God.' Jesus answered them:

'Do you believe at last? Listen; the time will come - in fact it has come ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Father, the hour has come

Christ being Crucified, Drawing by Craig,  2020 ....  © ChristianArt

Gospel of 24th May 2020 - John 17:1-11 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, 'Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - I have been telling you in metaphors

Jesus planting a vine as the Good Shepherd, by Josefine Allmayer,1930 © Christian Art

Gospel of 23rd May 2020 - John 16:23-28 Jesus said to his disciples:

'I tell you most solemnly, anything you ask for from the Father he will grant in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete. I have been telling you all this in metaphors, the hour is coming when I shall no longer s...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Your hearts will be full of joy

Window of Rainbow Hearts, by Josephine and Nora 2020 © Christian Art

Gospel of May 21st 2020 - John 16:20-23 Jesus said to his disciples:

'I tell you most solemnly, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. A woman in childbirth suffers, because her time has come; but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering in her joy th...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The Ascension of Our Lord

Ascension, by John Singleton Copley 1775 © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gospel of 21st May 2020 - Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise t...

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Today's Gospel in Art - I still have many things to say to you

Last Supper, by Andy Warhol 1986, © Phillips New York, 17 May 2018, lot 14, sold for $8,2 million

Gospel of 20th May 2020 - John 16:12-15 Jesus said, 'I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is min...

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Today's Gospel in Art - It is to your advantage that I go away

Farewell, by Edmund Blair Leighton 1922 © Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Wirral, UK

Gospel of 19th May 2020 - John 16:5-11 Jesus said, 'Now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, "Where are you going?" But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - You also are to testify

Saint Francis preaching to the Birds, by Albert Chevallier Tayler 1898, © Christian Art

Gospel of 18th May 2020 - John 15:26-16:4 Jesus said to the disciples, "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you ou...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said

The Virgin in Prayer, by Giovanni Battista Salvi (called Sassoferrato) 1640 © National Gallery, London

Gospel of 17th May 2020 - John 17:1-11 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, 'Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - They will persecute you too

Nero's Torches, by Hendryk Siemiradzki 1876 © National Museum, Krakow, Poland

Gospel of 16th May 2020 - John 15:18-21 Jesus said to his disciples:

'If the world hates you, remember that it hated me before you.

If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you do not belong to the world, because my choice withdrew you from the world, therefore the world hates you.

Remember the words I said to y...

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Today's Gospel in Art - What I command you is to love one another

Louvre 2, Paris, 1989, Photograph by Thomas Struth 1989 © Thomas Struth

Gospel of 15th May 2020 - John 15:12-17

Jesus said to his disciples:

'This is my commandment: love one another,

as I have loved you.

A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master's business; I ca...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of Saint Matthias

Saint Matthias, Simone Martini 1317 © Metropolitan Museum, New York

Gospel of 14th May 2020 - John 15: 9-17 Jesus said to his disciples, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. "This is my...

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