Category: Postmodern Art

The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11)

The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11)

Just before Christ ascended to heaven, he promised his apostles that after he was gone, he would empower them with the Holy Spirit. They were to wait in Jerusalem for this to happen (Acts 1:1-4). This event took place ten days later, on the feast day of Pentecost. The community were all gathered together in … Continue reading The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11)

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)

Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15)

Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15)

This window tells the story of Moses’ first meeting with God, which took place on Mount Horeb. Moses was looking after his father-in-law’s sheep on the mountain when he spotted a bush that was on fire, yet was not being burned up. When he investigated further, God called to Moses from the middle of the … Continue reading Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15)

The Childhood of Christ (Luke 2:39-40; 51-52)

The Childhood of Christ (Luke 2:39-40; 51-52)

Although it’s a favourite subject in art, little is actually known of the childhood of Christ. All we know is that after his birth in Bethlehem, he grew up in Nazareth, living in obedience to his parents. As Pope St John Paul II said: “The Gospels offer very sparse information about the years the Holy … Continue reading The Childhood of Christ (Luke 2:39-40; 51-52)