Gospel in Art

Today's Gospel in Art.

Today's Gospel in Art - I'm staying at home, Lord!

The Crucified Christ with a Painter,  by Franciso de Zurbarán 1664 © Museo del Prado, Madrid

Gospel of 31st March 2020 - John 8: 21-30 Again he said to them, 'I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.' Then the Jews said, 'Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, "Where I am going, you cannot come"?' He said to them, 'You are from below, I am from above; you are...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Christ and the Adulterous Woman

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery,  by Pieter Breughel the Elder 1565 © Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Gospel of 30th March 2020 - John 8:1-11 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; and as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them.

The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in full view of everybody, they said to Jesus, 'Master,...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The Raising of Lazarus

The Raising of Lazarus, by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1630-1632  © Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gospel of 29th March 2020 - John 11:3-7,17,20-27,33-45 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, 'Lord, he whom you love is ill.' But when Jesus heard it, he said, 'This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.' Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - There has never been anybody who has spoken like him

Beethoven's Trumpet (With Ear), Installation by John Baldessari 2007 © Beyer Projects, New York

Gospel of 28th March 2020 - John 7:40-52 Several people who had been listening to Jesus said, 'Surely he must be the prophet', and some said, 'He is the Christ', but others said, 'Would the Christ be from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from the town of Bethlehem?'

So the people could not agree about him. So...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The Jewish feast of Tabernacles drew near

Judaic rituals in the Old Testament, Anonymous engraving. 18th century © The Library at Wellcome

Gospel of 27th March 2020 - John 7:1-2,10,25-30

Jesus stayed in Galilee; he could not stay in Judaea, because the Jews were out to kill him.

As the Jewish feast of Tabernacles drew near, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went up as well, but quite privately, without drawing attention to himself. Meanwhile some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, '...

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Today's Gospel in Art - You place your hopes on Moses but Moses will be your accuser

The Children of Israel Crossing the Red Sea,  by Frédéric Schopin, 1855 © Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Gospel of 26th March 2020 - John 5:31-47 'If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that his testimony to me is true. You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. Not that I accept such human testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved. He was a burning and shining lamp, ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The Annunciation of the Lord

The Annunciation with St Emidius, by Carlo Crivelli  - 1486     © National Gallery, London

Gospel of 25th March 2020 - Luke 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. He went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.' She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greetin...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The healing at the pool of Bethesda

Pool, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),  by David Hockney  1972, © Christie's New York & David Hockney

Gospel of 24th March 2020 - John 5:1-3,5-16 There was a Jewish festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now at the Sheep Pool in Jerusalem there is a building, called Bethesda in Hebrew, consisting of five porticos; and under these were crowds of sick people - blind, lame, paralysed - waiting for the water to move. One man there had an illness which had lasted thirt...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Jesus left Samaria for Galilee

My Friend, by Helen Robson  2011 © Helen Thomas Robson, all rights reserved

Gospel of 23rd March 2020 - John 4:43-54 Jesus left Samaria for Galilee. He himself had declared that there is no respect for a prophet in his own country, but on his arrival the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended.

He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. N...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Jesus healing the blind man

Jesus healing the Blind Man, 2008 © Brian Jekel

Gospel of 22nd March 2020 - John 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38 As Jesus went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. He spat on the ground, made a paste with the spittle, put this over the eyes of the blind man, and said to him, 'Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam' (a name that means 'sent'). So the blind man went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The Pharisee and The Tax Collector

Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector,  by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld © Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Gospel of 21st March 2020 - Luke 18:9-14 Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: 'Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, "I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Joseph, being a man of honour

Photo Courtesy Vatican News

Gospel of 19th March 2020 - Matthew 1:16,18-21,24 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ.

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph; being a man...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Till Heaven and Earth disappear

The Last Day of Pompeii, by Alexander Bryullov 1830,  © State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

Gospel of 18th March 2020 - Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus said to his disciples: 'Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved. Therefore, the man who infri...

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Today's Gospel in Art - They intended to throw Jesus over a cliff

Attempt to Throw Christ Off a Cliff,  by Jerome Nadal 1593 © Christian Art Today

Gospel of 16th March 2020 - Luke 4:24-30 Jesus came to Nazara and spoke to the people in the synagogue: 'I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.

'There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you, in Elijah's day, when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land, but Elijah was n...

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