Gustave Doré was a 19th century French engraver and painter know for, in addition to his illustrations of the Bible, popular illustrations of The Divine Comedy, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Paradise Lost. The first image shows David’s troops celebrating their defeat of the rebellious prince Absalom, while the...

Miracle of the Bread and Fish by Giovanni Lanfranco Lanfranco was an Italian painter of the Baroque period known for his eclectic and dramatic style, which he used in primarily religious paintings and frescoes. In this painting, Christ multiplies the basket of bread as the people gather around him im search of...

Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life: Childhood, Youth, Middle Age, Old Age (1842), on display in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Cole’s Voyage of Life, charts the journey of someone from infancy through youth and adulthood to death, depicting the idealized forms of these stages of life while also warning of...

“Building of Solomon’s Temple” – Anonymous This illumination by an anonymous artist was painted to illustrate a copy of the Bible Historiale, a popular translation of the Bible in Medieval French. Download the service bulletin for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Watch the service online Read our weekly newsletter

“The Dance of King David Before the Ark of the Covenant” by Zanobi Strozzi Strozzi was a Renaissance Italian painter from Florence who specialized in altarpieces and manuscript illuminations. This painting is an “initium,” an illuminated capital letter that begins a section of a book. In it, King David is joining hands...

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This painting, a 15th century fresco painted by Ghirlandaio in the Sistine Chapel, depicts Jesus gathering together his twelve apostles; in the background left, Jesus is speaking to Peter and Andrew who are fishing on the sea; in the background right, Jesus calls the brothers James and John, who are fixing their...

Continuing with our streak of paintings by Rembrandt, this week’s image, “the Storm on the Sea of Galilee” (1633) captures the juxtaposition of the violence of the storm and the disciples’ anxiety at their fate with Jesus’ calm demeanor. This painting, which for years was held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in...

This week’s image, “If A House Be Divided Against Itself That House Cannot Stand” (c. 1978, courtesy of the Harvard Art Museum), is by Howard Finster (1916–2001), an American artist and a Baptist minister. Apparently Finster was captivated by Jesus’ declaration (Mark 3) that a house divided against itself can not stand;...

This week’s image is a sketch by the renowned English mystic, poet, and artist, William Blake (1757-1827). This pencil drawing depicts God the Father accepts his son’s sacrifice in dying for mankind, while the sketch of Satan is barely visible beneath the clouds. Blake’s paintings of ‘The Last Judgement’ contain...