Gospel in Art

Today's Gospel in Art.


Today's Gospel in Art - Feast of Saint Matthew

St Matthew the Evangelist, Camillo Rusconi © Basilica of St John Lateran, Rome

Gospel of 21st September 2020 - Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus was walking on, he saw a man named Matthew sitting by the customs house, and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And he got up and followed him.

While he was at dinner in the house it happened that a number of tax collectors and sinners came to sit at the table with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw...

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Today's Gospel in Art - They too received one denarius each

Denarius, Roman Empire, Tiberius, Silver coin, Lugdunum, Laureate head © Christian Art

Gospel of 20th September 2020 - Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus said to his disciples: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, "You ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The women who accompanied Jesus

The Holy Women at the Tomb,  by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1890 © Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Gospel of 18th September 2020 - Luke 8:1-3 Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary whose surname was Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Sus...

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Today's Gospel in Art - This is your mother

The Crucifixion by Rogier Van der Weyden 1443 © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Gospel of 15th September 2020 - John 19:25-27 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your son.' Then to the disciple he said, 'This is your mother.' And from that moment the disciple made a p...

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Today's Gospel in Art - To be forgiven, you must forgive

Forgiveness #2, by Muga Putra 2015, Oil on canvas © Muga Putra

Gospel of 13th September 2020 - Matthew 18:21-35 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 b...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Whoever hears me builds his house on rock

Icelandic Rock Project, Computergraphics by Alex Hogrefe, 2016 © Visualising Architecture

Gospel of 12th September 2020 - Luke 6:43-49 Jesus said to his disciples:

'There is no sound tree that produces rotten fruit, nor again a rotten tree that produces sound fruit. For every tree can be told by its own fruit: people do not pick figs from thorns, nor gather grapes from brambles. A good man draws what is good from the store of goodness in his heart; ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Why do you observe the splinter in your brother's eye

The Parable of the Mote and the Beam, by Domenico Fetti Painted in 1619  © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Gospel of 11th September 2020 - Luke 6:39-42 Jesus told a parable to the disciples: 'Can one blind man guide another? Surely both will fall into a pit? The disciple is not superior to his teacher; the fully trained disciple will always be like his teacher. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother's eye and never notice the plank in your own? How can you say to...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Love your enemies

Love Your Enemy, by Randell Summerford, 2017 © Randell Summerford Art

Gospel of 10th September 2020 - Luke 6:27-38 Jesus said to his disciples: 'I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly. To the man who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek too; to the man who takes your cloak from you, do not refuse your tunic. Give to ...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Happy are you who are poor, who are hungry, who weep

Drawing Hands by Maurits Cornelis Escher 1948 © The MC Escher Company

Gospel of 9th September 2020 - Luke 6:20-26 Fixing his eyes on his disciples Jesus said:

'How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God.

Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied.

Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh.

Happy are you when people hate you, drive you out, abuse you, denounce your name as criminal, on ac...

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Today's Gospel in Art - Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Les Vendanges / The Wine Harvest 1500 Wool & Silk Tapestry © Cluny Museum, France

Gospel of 8th September 2020 - Matthew 1:1-16,18-23 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram...

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Today's Gospel in Art - The man with the Withered Hand

Giant $20 Bill, by Paul Rousso, 2014 © Paul Rousso Artist © Story quoted from Pastor Life

Gospel of 7th September 2020 - Luke 6:6-11 On the sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching him to see if he would cure a man on the sabbath, hoping to find something to use against him. But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man with the withered ha...

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