+ The Resurrection
+ Mary Magdalene and the Holy Women at the Tomb
+ The Angel Seated upon the Stone of the Tomb
+ Disciples on Their Way to Emmaus
St. Mark 16: 1-6: “And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and annoint him. And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, ‘Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?’
“And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were affrighted.
“And he saith unto them, ‘Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here; behold the place where they laid him.”
The Angel Seated upon the Stone of the Tomb
Disciples on Their Way to Emmaus
St. Luke 24:13-32: “And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them.
“But their eyes were held, that they should not know him. And he said to them: ‘What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk, and are sad?’ And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him: ‘Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done there in these days?’ To whom he said: ‘What things?’ And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people; And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
“But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre, And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not. ‘ Then he said to them: ‘O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken.’
“‘Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory?’ And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him. And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther. But they constrained him; saying: ‘Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent.’ And he went in with them. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.”And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to the other: ‘Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures?'”
This is one of a series of posts for Holy Week.
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Palm Sunday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Monday
Holy Illustrated by James Tissot: Tuesday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Wednesday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Holy Thursday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Good Friday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Holy Saturday
After his conversion back to the faith of his childhood, realist painter James Jacques Tissot took several arduous trips to seek out and record authentic details about the people, the landscape, the architecture, and the way of life in the Holy Land. On his return he created a hugely popular book of gouache (opaque watercolor) illustrations of the Bible: The Life of Our Saviour Jesus Christ: Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Compositions from the Four Gospels with Notes and Explanatory Drawings.
In 1896, the illustrations were sent on a trans-Atlantic tour, where they were displayed in London, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, and attracted throngs wherever they were shown. In 1900, the illustrations along with Tissot’s preliminary drawings and notes were purchased on the advice of John Singer Sargent for the huge sum of $60,000 to be the centerpiece collection of the newly formed Brooklyn Museum of Art—with the help of thousands of subscriptions from average citizens. The images in this series are from the Brooklyn Museum and Wikimedia. “RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions.”