3rd Sunday of Easter (C)

Art & Faith

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GOSPEL COMMENTARYCHURCH FATHERSART & FILMSTUDY QUESTIONS

FEATURED FILMS

1950’s

The Robe (1953)
(Henry Koster)
The Ten Command-
ments
(1956)
(Cecil B. DeMille)

 

1960’s

King of Kings (1961)
(Nicholas Ray)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
(George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco)

 

1970’s

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
(Norman Jewison)
Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1973)
(David Greene)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
(Franco Zeffirelli)

 

1980’s

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
(Martin Scorsese)

 

1990’s

The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
(Regardt van den Bergh)
Jesus (1999)
(Roger Young)

 

2000’s

The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
(Philip Saville)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
(Mel Gibson)
The Nativity Story (2006)
(Catherine Hardwicke)
The Messiah (2007)
(Nader Talebzadeh)
The Passion (2008)

 

2010’s

The Bible (2013)
Risen (2016)
(Kevin Reynolds)
Ben Hur (2016)
Mary Magdalene (2018)
(Garth Davis)
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
(Andrew Hyatt)

 

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Crucifixion of St. Peter

CARAVAGGIO
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MICHELANGELO, 1550
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Zurbarán, 1629

In today’s reading, Saint John the Evangelist tells us that ‘Jesus indicated the kind of death by which Peter would give glory to God’. In our painting we see Saint Peter, crucified upside-down because he said to his executioners that he did not deserve to die in the same way as Jesus. Peter tried so hard to understand Jesus and never fully grasped who He was. The three questions in today’s reading reflect that Jesus knew how Peter was always searching. Peter, just like the rest of us, simply could not fully grasp God’s love…

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Miraculous Catch of 153 Fish

Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1978

As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.

SOURCE: Christian Art

Poetry & Prose

A Sonnet for St. Peter

by Malcom Guite

Impulsive master of misunderstanding
You comfort me with all your big mistakes;
Jumping the ship before you make the landing,
Placing the bet before you know the stakes.
I love the way you step out without knowing,
The way you sometimes speak before you think,
The way your broken faith is always growing,
The way he holds you even when you sink.
Born to a world that always tried to shame you,
Your shaky ego vulnerable to shame,
I love the way that Jesus chose to name you,
Before you knew how to deserve that name.
And in the end your Saviour let you  prove
That each denial is undone by love.

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Movies & Film

QUO VADIS, 1951
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Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos
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VIEW YOUTUBE PLAYLIST OF  ALL 92 VIDEOS FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST BIBLE SERIES

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, colloquially known as the Mormons present most of the events in the lives of Jesus Christ, His Apostles and His family as recorded in the King James Version of the bible. These high quality and professionally produced videos are a free gift from the Church to the world and may be freely used to share the message of the Gospel of Christ to anyone that will hear it.

The Robe (1953)

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Calm and relaxing scene from a 1953 historical epic film ”The Robe”, in which a paralytic woman Miriam (played by Betta St. John) sings a song about the resurrection of Jesus. The title of the song is ”The Resurrection” and it is originally sung by Carole Richards.

The Robe Drama | December 4, 1953 (France) Summary: In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

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The Greatest Story Ever Told – Jesus Is Resurrected: When Jesus (Max von Sydow) is resurrected from his tomb, he reminds his people that he is always with them and to love one another.

The Greatest Story Ever Told Biography, Drama, History | April 9, 1965 (United Kingdom) Summary: An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

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Jesus of Nazareth Biography, Drama, History | April 3, 1977 (United States) Summary: Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
Countries: Italy, United KingdomLanguages: English, Syriac

The Life of Jesus (2011)

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The Life of Jesus Christ Drama | December 25, 2011 (United States) Summary:
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

A.D. – The Bible Continues (2015)

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A.D. The Bible Continues Drama | April 5, 2015 (United States) Summary: Follows the book of ACTS. Shows the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea does not believe in what has taken place after the Cruc... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Risen (2016)

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Risen Action, Drama, History, Mystery | February 19, 2016 (United States) Summary: In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Featured Animation

Superbook

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Contemporary Adaptations

Godspell (1973)

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Godspell Comedy, Drama, Musical | May 31, 1973 (United Kingdom) Summary: An adaption of the musical, in a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Hebrew, Spanish

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

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Jesus Christ Superstar Drama, History, Musical | August 15, 1973 (United States) Summary:
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

Bible Themes in Movies

Silence (2016)

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MOVIECLIPS (2016) – Crucifixion by the Sea scene; Catholics in Japan are martyred for their faith.
Silence Drama, History | January 13, 2017 (United States) Summary: In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, ItalyLanguages: English, Japanese, Latin
DISCLAIMER: Although great lengths are made to NOT present artwork and films in poor taste, there is considerable variance on what may be deemed appropriate. Some prefer literal interpretations of bible scenes, others more abstract. While viewing the selections in this section, you may resonate more with some than others. Use your own judgement in showing/discussing content with others. A depiction of a bible event or scene might be liked by one participant, but disliked by another. In both cases, the art/film is likely to trigger personal experiences. Therefore,  it may be helpful to also be familiar with the variety of discussion questions related to each week’s readings. 
DISCLAIMER: Although great lengths are made to NOT present artwork and films in poor taste, there is considerable variance on what may be deemed appropriate. Some prefer literal interpretations of bible scenes, others more abstract. While viewing the selections in this section, you may resonate more with some than others. Use your own judgement in showing/discussing content with others. Since art/film may trigger personal experiences,  it may be helpful to also be familiar with the variety of discussion questions related to each week’s readings.