Tag: Crucifixion

Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)

Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)

This bold oil painting of the crucifixion is by the modern artist Graham Sutherland. The work was commissioned in 1963 for the newly-opened church of St Aidan in East Acton. Sutherland had already created a series of artworks based on the crucifixion, but this was his first for a Catholic church. In this bright red canvas, he referenced the … Continue reading Christ dies upon the cross (John 19:28-30)

Christ is stripped of his garments (John 19:23-24)

Christ is stripped of his garments (John 19:23-24)

St John's Gospel tells us that the Roman soldiers who crucified Christ removed his clothes and shared them out among themselves. This was in fulfilment of Psalm 22:18, which was understood to refer to the coming Messiah. Contrary to most representations, Christ was probably crucified naked. This would shed light on why Hebrews 12:2 says that … Continue reading Christ is stripped of his garments (John 19:23-24)

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)