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<strong>2. The Women find an Empty Tomb (Matthew 28:1-10)</strong>

2. The Women find an Empty Tomb (Matthew 28:1-10)

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, as he promised he would be. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has been raised from the dead and now he is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.’

Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)

Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)

This mosaic tells the story of the Prophet Jonah, who – like Christ – was from Galilee. Jonah lived during the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel, in the 8th century BC (2 Kings 14:25). His ministry, which is described in the book named after him, reflects several themes – reluctance to serve God, … Continue reading Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)

The Prophet Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s temple

The Prophet Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s temple

21st December “Behold, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to the temple.” (Malachi 3:1) The book of Malachi was written after the reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Zerubbabel, probably in the 5th century BC, when Judah was without a … Continue reading The Prophet Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s temple

Christ heals a man born blind (John 9:1-41)

Christ heals a man born blind (John 9:1-41)

One Sabbath day in Jerusalem, Christ spotted a well-known beggar who had been blind from birth. People at the time often thought that his condition was a punishment for sin. So Christ’s disciples asked him whose fault it was that this had happened to him. Christ explained that it was nobody’s fault. Then he spat … Continue reading Christ heals a man born blind (John 9:1-41)

Christ meets the woman at the well (John 4:1-42)

Christ meets the woman at the well (John 4:1-42)

The episode of Christ meeting the Samaritan women at a well belongs in St John’s gospel (John 4:1-42). The story gives us a sense of Christ’s respect for women, his sensitivity and his determination to break down barriers. One day, when he was on his way back to Galilee, Christ came to a town called … Continue reading Christ meets the woman at the well (John 4:1-42)

The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)

The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)

Psalm 22, traditionally thought to be by King David, is a heartrending prayer for relief from suffering. From the gospels, however, we learn that the psalm is also a coded reference to the crucifixion of Christ. There are a number of reasons why this is. Firstly, St John’s gospel says that while Christ was being … Continue reading The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)