Images for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 2014

Readings: Acts 7: 55-60; Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2: 2-10 and John 14: 1-14

The reading from Acts is the stoning of St. Stephen which there are a number of images for, here are a couple:

Stoning of St. Stephen, altarpiece of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Stoning of St. Stephen, altarpiece of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Paolo Uccello, Stoning of St. Stephen (1435)

Paolo Uccello, Stoning of St. Stephen (1435)

Luis de Morales, San Esteban (1575)

Luis de Morales, San Esteban (1575)

For the Gospel reading, like many John readings, which is more conceptual it is harder to find concrete images so here are some images that I found thought provoking:

This large piece of John’s gospel takes place in the setting of the Last Supper:

Raphael, Entretien de Jesus avec ses inteme

Raphael, Entretien de Jesus avec ses inteme

Heaven, by pokepetter@ deviantart.com

Heaven, by pokepetter@ deviantart.com

Gustave Dore, Rosa Celeste: Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven, The Empyrean (19th Century)

Gustave Dore, Rosa Celeste: Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven, The Empyrean (19th Century)

Although neither of these images directly reflect what Jesus is saying, the text is a natural connection to talk about Resurrection and Heaven.

Christ Pantokrator, 6th Century encaustic icon from St. Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai

Christ Pantokrator, 6th Century encaustic icon from St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

The iconography of this piece is designed to reflect the dual nature of Christ

James Tissot, The Address to Saint Philip (1886-1894)

James Tissot, The Address to Saint Philip (1886-1894)

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