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Images for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 19A

1 Kings 19: 9-18                 Elijah at Mount Horeb
Psalm 85: 8-13                   Righteousness and peace will kiss each other
Romans 10: 5-15              The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart
Matthew 14: 22-33          Jesus walks on the sea of Galilee
 

A few of Elijah

Greek Orthodox Icon, The Prophet Elijah

Greek Orthodox Icon, The Prophet Elijah

Elijah in the Wilderness, Raphael or Raphael's school

Elijah in the Wilderness, Raphael or Raphael’s school

Russian Orthodox Icon, Elijah in the Desert

Russian Orthodox Icon, Elijah in the Desert

And for the Reading from Matthew of Jesus and Peter on the sea of Galilee

Gustav Dore, Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Gustav Dore, Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Amedee Varin (1818-1883) Le Christ marchant sur la mer

Amedee Varin (1818-1883) Le Christ marchant sur la mer

Ivan Aivazovsky, Walking on Water (1890s)

Ivan Aivazovsky, Walking on Water (1890s)

Francois Boucher, Saint Peter Attempting to Walk on the Water (1766)

Francois Boucher, Saint Peter Attempting to Walk on the Water (1766)

Also James B. Janknegt’s picture Walking on Water

Images for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 17: 22-31 Paul at the Areopagus
Psalm 66: 8-20 Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love
1 Peter 3: 13-22 Suffering, making a defense of the hope in you and baptism
John 14: 15-21 I will not leave you orphaned, I will send you an Advocate (Paraclete)
 

From Acts 17: Paul at the Areopagus

Engraved sermon of St. Paul on the Areopagus

Engraved sermon of St. Paul on the Areopagus

Raphael, St. Paul Preaching in Athens (1515)

Raphael, St. Paul Preaching in Athens (1515)

John 14: 15-21

Duccio, Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles (1308-1311)

Duccio, Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles (1308-1311)

There are lots of images that refer to the decent of the Holy Spirit, particularly around Pentecost, and if you search some of my other posts I have several (particularly if you look for Pentecost or also Baptism of Christ for different images) But here is one, more will come as we celebrate Pentecost in a couple weeks

Dore, the Descent of the Spirit

Dore, the Descent of the Spirit

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)

Images for Transfiguration Sunday, Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent

Forgot to get Transfiguration Sunday, this year from Matthew’s Gospel, out so it is a combined post with a lot of images:

Transfiguration Sunday

The initial reading is Moses being called up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments, the design of the Tabernacle, etc. I found what I think is a really different image of Moses that reflects the multiple roles he constantly had to do in his time leading the people of Israel.

Moses by Victorvictori, permission granted by author through WikiCommons

Moses by Victorvictori, permission granted by author through WikiCommons

And now on to a few of the plethora of images of the Transfiguration:

Transfiguration by artjones@deviantart.com

Transfiguration by artjones@deviantart.com

 

Giovanni Bellini, Transfiguration of Christ (1487-1495)

Giovanni Bellini, Transfiguration of Christ (1487-1495)

 

The Saviour's Transfiguration, an early 15th century icon attributed to Theophanes the Greek

The Saviour’s Transfiguration, an early 15th century icon attributed to Theophanes the Greek

Transfiguration by Raphael, (1518-1520)

Transfiguration by Raphael, (1518-1520)

Ash Wednesday

There are a lot of images of black crosses and ashes out there, for imagery this time I’m focusing on Psalm 51 which the opening line attributes to David after he is confronted by the Prophet Nathan after he had go in to Bathsheba

Bathsheba by Artemisia Gentileschi (1636)

Bathsheba by Artemisia Gentileschi (1636)

 

Pieter Lastman, King David Handing the Letter to Uriah (1611)

Pieter Lastman, King David Handing the Letter to Uriah (1619)

James Tissot, Nathan Rebukes David (1896-1902)

James Tissot, Nathan Rebukes David (1896-1902)

 

Palma Giovane, Prophet Nathan ermahnt Konig David (1622)

Palma Giovane, Prophet Nathan ermahnt Konig David (1622)

First Sunday of Lent

Two really rich pictoral readings, the Genesis narrative of Adam and Eve and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Matthew’s full temptation narrative

First a couple select images of the Adam and Eve story I found interesting,

Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil by Dr. Lidia Kozenitzky (2009) Image made available by artist through WikiCommons

Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil by Dr. Lidia Kozenitzky (2009) Image made available by artist through WikiCommons

William Blake, Adam and Eve (1808)

William Blake, Adam and Eve (1808)

 

The Fall of Man by Lucas Cranach (1530)

The Fall of Man by Lucas Cranach (1530)

And the Temptation, where in Matthew there are the three distinct temptations

Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi, Christ in the Desert (1872)

Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi, Christ in the Desert (1872)

There are multiple artists who have done representations of the three temptations, like William Blake or Peter Paul Reubens, I’m going to just show James Tissot’s interpretation:

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness, James Tissot

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness, James Tissot

 

James Tissot, Jesus Carried to teh Pinnacle of the Temple

James Tissot, Jesus Carried to the Pinnacle of the Temple

 

James Tissot, Jesus Transported by a Spirit up to a High Mountain

James Tissot, Jesus Transported by a Spirit up to a High Mountain

 

James Tissot, Jesus Ministered to by the Angels (1886-1894)

James Tissot, Jesus Ministered to by the Angels (1886-1894),