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Diptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion of Christ (detail),
French (possibly Paris), between 1350–75 AD,
Ivory carving with metal hinges
© Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

24 Mar 2024

Good Friday - The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

I will keep the reflection very short today, just showing a work of art as an aid to simply sit alongside our Gospel reading. This French ivory carving, made between 1350–75 AD, depicts the whole Passion narrative. It reads from left to right, top to bottom: the Entry into Jerusalem and the Last Supper; Christ washing his disciples' feet and the Agony in the Garden; the Betrayal of Christ and the Crucifixion.


He was pierced for our transgressions He was crushed for our iniquities The punishment that brought us peace was on Him,  and by His wounds we are healed
Isaiah 53:5


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