Category: Modern Art

Christ enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)

Christ enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)

Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, one week before his death, is celebrated by the Church on Palm Sunday, otherwise known as Passion Sunday. All four gospels describe Christ's arrival in the city - riding on a donkey and greeted by cheering crowds who waved palm branches and spread their cloaks upon the ground. (Matthew 21:1-11; … Continue reading Christ enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)

Christ is crucified (Mark 15:24-25)

Christ is crucified (Mark 15:24-25)

This sculpture of the crucifixion of Jesus was created in the 1950s by Philip Lindsey Clark, when the church of the Holy Apostles, Pimlico, was originally built. It is one of the fourteen Stations of the Cross found on the pillars around the church, carved in a similar fashion. St Matthew tells us that Jesus … Continue reading Christ is crucified (Mark 15:24-25)

Elisha succeeds Elijah (2 Kings 2:1-15)

Elisha succeeds Elijah (2 Kings 2:1-15)

The prophet Elisha was a pupil of the famous prophet, Elijah. He went on to become Elijah's successor and performed many miracles. At God's request, Elijah had first called Elisha to be his disciple and successor when he was ploughing with oxen. Eventually, the time came for Elijah to go to heaven. So the Spirit of … Continue reading Elisha succeeds Elijah (2 Kings 2:1-15)