Tag: Gospels

The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-38)

The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-38)

On the night he was betrayed, Christ gathered his twelve apostles together for a evening meal that we know as the ‘Last Supper’. This meal was a celebration of the Jewish Passover, but it was also much more than that. St Luke tells us that once the group was gathered in the upper room of … Continue reading The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-38)

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The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

In his preaching to the crowds, St Peter interpreted Psalm 16 as a prophecy that Christ (in Hebrew, Messiah) would rise from the dead. After quoting the Psalm, he said: "David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.” (Acts 2:22-31) St Paul referred to the Psalm in a similar … Continue reading The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

After rising from the dead, the first person Christ appeared to was his close friend, St Mary Magdalene. Their meeting took place in a garden near where he was crucified, outside the tomb where Christ had been buried. In her grief - and only half paying attention - Mary initially mistook Christ as the gardener … Continue reading Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

The Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:1-20)

The Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:1-20)

This brightly-coloured, imposing window from St George's Cathedral depicts the Resurrection of Christ in glory on Easter Sunday. The details of the stricken Roman soldiers, who were keeping guard at the tomb, show that the scene is based on St Matthew's gospel - who alone records their presence. The Risen Christ is shown in a manner that has … Continue reading The Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:1-20)

Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)

Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)

This bold oil painting of the crucifixion is by the modern artist Graham Sutherland. The work was commissioned in 1963 for the newly-opened church of St Aidan in East Acton. Sutherland had already created a series of artworks based on the crucifixion, but this was his first for a Catholic church. In this bright red canvas, he referenced the … Continue reading Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)