Gospel in Art

Today's Gospel in Art.


Today's Gospel in Art - How often must I forgive my brother?

Forgive Thy Brother, by Scott Erickson,  2017 © Scott Erickson artist

Gospel of 13th August 2020 - Matthew 18:21-19:1 Peter went up to Jesus and said, 'Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?' Jesus answered, 'Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.

'And so the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who decided to settle his accounts with his servants. When the reckoning be...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Anyone who welcomes a little child in my name welcomes me

Girl with a Watering Can,  by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1876 © National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Gospel of 11th August 2020 - Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14 The disciples came to Jesus and said, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, 'I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes him...

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Today's Gospel in Art - If the grain dies it yields a rich harvest

Harvest of the Wheat, Simon Bening,  Da Costa Hours,  Circa 1515 © The Morgan Library, New York

Gospel of 10th August 2020 - John 12:24-26 Jesus said to his disciples:

'I tell you, most solemnly,

unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.

Anyone who loves his life loses it;

anyone who hates his life in this world

will keep it for the eternal life.

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Today's Gospel in Art - Jesus walks on the water

Jesus and Peter on the Water,  by Gustave Brion 1863 © C19 Gallery, Beverly Hills

Gospel of 9th August 2020 - Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea, for there was a head...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic's in Prayer,  by El Greco, Late 16th C  © Sotheby's London, 3 July 2013, lot 19

Gospel of 8th August 2020 - Matthew 17:14-20 A man came up to Jesus and went down on his knees before him. 'Lord,' he said 'take pity on my son: he is a lunatic and in a wretched state; he is always falling into the fire or into the water. I took him to your disciples and they were unable to cure him.' 'Faithless and perverse generation!' Jesus said in reply 'How muc...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Take up your cross and follow me

Quo vadis? by Annibale Carracci 1601 © National Gallery, London

Gospel of 7th August 2020 - Matthew 16:24-28 Jesus said to his disciples: 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Transfiguration of Our Lord

Illuminated Tree, Photograph by Victor Schietti  2016 © Schietti Photografia

Gospel of 6th August 2020 - Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Then out came a Canaanite woman

The Woman of Canaan at the Feet of Christ,  by Jean-Germain Drouais 1784 © Louvre, Paris

Gospel of 5th August 2020 - Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus left Gennesaret and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Then out came a Canaanite woman from that district and started shouting, 'Sir, Son of David, take pity on me. My daughter is tormented by a devil.' But he answered her not a word. And his disciples went and pleaded with him. 'Give her what she wants,' they...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of Saint John Vianney (le Curé d'Ars)

Le monument de la Rencontre, Monument at Ars-sur-Formans, Erected by d'Antoine Givre family © Christian Art

Gospel of 4th August 2020 - Matthew 15:1-2,10-14 Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem came to Jesus and said, 'Why do your disciples break away from the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands when they eat food.'

He called the people to him and said, 'Listen, and understand. What goes into the mouth does not make a man unclean; it is what comes o...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Peter started walking towards Jesus on the Water

St Peter Invited to Walk on the Water, Boucher 1766 © Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Versailles, France

Gospel of 3rd August 2020 - Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray.

When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea, for there was ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Jesus withdrew by boat to a lonely place

The Wedding Dress, by Frederick Elwell 1911 © Hull Museum Collections

Gospel of 2nd August 2020 - Matthew 14:13-21 When Jesus received the news of John the Baptist's death he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick.

When evening came...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The beheading of John the Baptist

Apparition of the Head of St John the Baptist,  by Gustave Moreau 1876 © Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Gospel of 1st August 2020 - Matthew 14:1-12 Herod the tetrarch heard about the reputation of Jesus, and said to his court, 'This is John the Baptist himself; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.'

Now it was Herod who had arrested John, chained him up and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wif...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Examen, Joan Benefiel & Jeremy Leichman,  2012 © Christian Art, Fairfield University, Connecticut

Gospel of 31st July 2020 - Matthew 13:54-58 Coming to his home town, Jesus taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, 'Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? This is the carpenter's son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Jude? His sisters...

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