Celebrate Easter Part 2
I love the way the Catholics celebrate Easter. So for the week leading up to Easter I copy them. I just really find Holy Week fascinating, can stay in a Catholic church for hours, and find their artwork so interesting. Don’t worry I turn back to a Mormon on actual Easter day. But if you are looking to put more meaning into your Easter, looking up Holy week isn’t a bad idea.
So the week before Easter on Sunday is Palm Sunday, which I posted about yesterday. On Holy Monday they give honor to Mary anointed Jesus at Bethany. I’m sad to say I could not find the name of any of these artists.
Jesus at Bethany
Read scripture here: John 12:3–8
On Holy Tuesday they give honor to Last Supper, of Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial of Jesus. Then on Wednesday they remember more of Judas’ betrayal.
by Liz Lemon Swindle
The Last Supper of Jesus – Andre Derain, 1911, Cubism Art Institue of Chicago, IL USA
Judas’ betrayal kiss to Christ sculpted by Josep Maria Subirachs on the Passion Facade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
The Kiss of Judas (El Beso de Judas), Francisco Salzillo, 1754
Robert Leinweber’s Peter’s Denial (date unknown)
Caravaggio’s The Denial of St. Peter
Where my Mormon religion comes in is tomorrow, more of how he suffered for us in Gethsemane. That is what I think needs to be honored and paid a lot of attention to. Stay tuned!