This painting, by Titian, perished in a fire in 1867, but there is a copy that hangs in the Church of Santa Maria dei Frari in Venice, Italy.

The Alter-Piece of the Pesaro Family

This painting, by Titian, perished in a fire in 1867, but there is a copy that hangs in the Church of…

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

The Annunciation

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

"And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very costly; and she brake the cruse, and poured it over his head." Mark 14:3 ASV
<p>A woman pours a bottle of expensive ointment over Jesus' head as he sits at a table. A man (perhaps Simon the leper) stands in the background.

Anointing of Jesus by a Woman at Bethany

"And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman…

A painting by Johann Overbeck. It is from the Drawing in the Linden Collection at Basle

Christ in the Temple

A painting by Johann Overbeck. It is from the Drawing in the Linden Collection at Basle

Engraving by W.C. Wrankmore after Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's Christ on the Cross, 1823.

Christ on the Cross, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Engraving by W.C. Wrankmore after Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's Christ on the Cross, 1823.

"This quaint, rude figure, found in an early Christian tomb in Asia Minor, dates probably from the beginning of the third century. It is the oldest known statue of Christ. He wears the coarse garb of an Oriental peasant; his countenance is gentle and thoughtful; on his broad shoulders rests a lamb."&mdash;Webster, 1913

Christ the Good Shepherd

"This quaint, rude figure, found in an early Christian tomb in Asia Minor, dates probably from the beginning…

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." Matthew 17:1-2 KJV

The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high…

An illustration of the Church of Christ located in St. Louis, Missouri in 1874.

Church

An illustration of the Church of Christ located in St. Louis, Missouri in 1874.

Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama and the first in the State of Alabama. The cornerstone of the current Greek Revival building was laid in 1838, with construction completed in 1840.

Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama…

"And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers." Mark 11:15-17 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus casting money-changers and merchants out of the temple.

Cleansing of the Temple

"And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and…

This modern French cross is made with the monogram of Christ. It is found in a commune in France called Genouilleux.

Modern French Cross

This modern French cross is made with the monogram of Christ. It is found in a commune in France called…

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna is a good example of the oil paint on wood technique that he used. The piece can now be found in the Louvre in Paris, Italy.

The Crucifixion

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna is a good example of the oil paint on wood technique that he used.…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, was painted soon after 1500 for the Benedictines of Parma. The emotional expressions on the faces of the figures is apparent here. The piece can now be found in the Accademia in Parma.

Deposition from the Cross

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, was painted soon after 1500 for the Benedictines of Parma. The…

This painting, by Tintoretto, depicts the Church of S. Francesco della Vigna in Venice, Italy.

The Entombment

This painting, by Tintoretto, depicts the Church of S. Francesco della Vigna in Venice, Italy.

This painting by Andrea Mantegna is from the time period when he worked for the Pope in Verona. It is a Renaissance piece from an engraving.

The Entombment

This painting by Andrea Mantegna is from the time period when he worked for the Pope in Verona. It is…

Detail of the hand of Jesus raised in blessing in an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling from an original painting in the possession of a Bible publisher (Baumgärtners Buchhandlung) in Leipzig, Germany.

Hand Raised in Blessing

Detail of the hand of Jesus raised in blessing in an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling from an…

"Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together. And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands. And not even so did their witness agree together." Mark 14:55-59 ASV
<p>Jesus, flanked by soldiers, stands before the council. The chief priests and others are arranged behind a draped table.

Jesus before the Council

"Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found…

Illustration of Jesus carrying his cross from the 1853 title page of a German Bible.

Jesus Carrying His Cross

Illustration of Jesus carrying his cross from the 1853 title page of a German Bible.

"And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers." Mark 11:15-17
<p>Illustration of Jesus chasing away those that sold animals in the temple.

Jesus Casts Money-Changers and Merchants out of the Temple

"And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and…

"And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and off-times into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from that hour." Matthew 17:14-18 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus holding the boy he cured of epilepsy, while his disciples who could not cure the boy look on.

Jesus Cures an Epileptic Boy

"And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying, Lord, have…

An illustration of Jesus giving a kneeling man communion.

Jesus Giving Communion

An illustration of Jesus giving a kneeling man communion.

"And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven. And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up thy bed, and go up unto thy house. And he arose, and departed to his house." Matthew 9:2-7 ASV
<p>Illustration depicting Jesus holding the hand of a man sick of the palsy. Three others look on.

Jesus Heals a Man Sick of the Palsy

"And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith…

" And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him." Mark 15:22-25 ASV
<p>Illustration of men nailing Jesus to the cross. One man holds a ladder. Another man is on horseback.

Jesus Nailed to the Cross

" And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And…

"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified." Mark 15:15
<p>Illustration of Jesus bound to a post and scourged by three men prior to his crucifixion.

Jesus Scourged before Crucifixion

"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when…

"And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him; and crying out with a loud voice, he saith, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not. For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many." Mark 5:6-9 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus talking with a man with unclean spirits on left. A crowd stands behind Jesus.

Jesus Talking with the Gerasene Demoniac

"And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him; and crying out with a loud voice, he saith,…

This painting, by Tistian, was created shortly after the destruction of the Turks. The painting can now be found in Turin, Italy.

Judas Returning the Money to the High Priest

This painting, by Tistian, was created shortly after the destruction of the Turks. The painting can…

"The Labarum consisted of a staff or lance with a purple banner on a crossbar. It bore the two Greek letters XP (CHR) the first being a symbol of the cross, and both making a monogram of the word Christ (Greek, Christos).&mdash;Webster, 1913

The Labarum

"The Labarum consisted of a staff or lance with a purple banner on a crossbar. It bore the two Greek…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is a good example of the way he reflects the influences of Pergino and Raphael. This painting can now be found in the Dresden Gallery.

Madonna and Child with a Bird

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is a good example of the way he reflects the influences of Pergino…

This Correggio piece has a story behind it of a painter named Parmigiano who risked his life to save the painting. The painting can be found in the Parma Gallery in Italy.

The Madonna and Child with St. Jerome and the Magdalen

This Correggio piece has a story behind it of a painter named Parmigiano who risked his life to save…

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can now be found in the Louvre in Paris, Italy.

The Madonna Della Vittoria

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being handed around for many years, the piece can now be found in the Pinakothek in Munich.

The Madonna of the Rose Garden

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, the coloring and soft tones stands out in this piece. After being…

A Mandorla is a Vesica Piscis shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art. It is especially used to frame the figure of Christ in Majesty in early medieval and Romanesque art, as well as Byzantine art of the same periods. The term refers to the almond like shape: "mandorla" means almond nut in Italian.

Mandorla

A Mandorla is a Vesica Piscis shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary…

The Virgin Mary was a Jewish resident of Nazareth in Galilee and known from the New Testament as the mother of Jesus of Nazareth.

Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary was a Jewish resident of Nazareth in Galilee and known from the New Testament as the…

A painting by Johann Overbeck of St. John as a child.

The Naming of St. John

A painting by Johann Overbeck of St. John as a child.

This sculpture is a Bronze-relief by Ghiberti. It is of a man on his knees in the presence of Jesus. It can now be found on the North Door of the Bapistry in Florence, Italy.

Offering of the Wise Men

This sculpture is a Bronze-relief by Ghiberti. It is of a man on his knees in the presence of Jesus.…

"Pasiflora is the passion-flower. Generally climbing herbs or shrubs. Fruit succulent, seeds many. Found chiefly in tropical America. The three stigmas seemed to the devout Roman Catholics of South America to represent nails; one transfixing each hand, and one the feet of the crucified Saviour; the five anthers, His five wounds; the rays of the corona, His crown of thorns, or the halo of glory around His head; the digitate leaves, the hands of those who scourged Him; the tendrils, the scourge itself; while, finally, the 10 parts of the perianth were the 10 apostles&ndash; that is, the 12 wanting Judas who betrayed, and Peter who denied, his Lord."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Passion Flower

"Pasiflora is the passion-flower. Generally climbing herbs or shrubs. Fruit succulent, seeds many. Found…

The raising of the Christian cross following the discovery of the New World.

Rearing the Cross

The raising of the Christian cross following the discovery of the New World.

An engraving of St. Christopher crossing the river carrying Jesus on his back.

St. Christopher

An engraving of St. Christopher crossing the river carrying Jesus on his back.

"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him." Matthew 17:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus talking with Moses (left) and Elijah (right). Peter, James, and John appear in the foreground.

The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them…

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only." Matthew 17:5-8 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus speaking to Peter, James, and John after the transfiguration on the mountain.

Jesus Speaks to His Disciples after the Transfiguration

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, represents what the Depositon of Christ represents. The only difference is that there are two angels instead of two saints. It can now be found in the National Gallery in Washington D.C.

The Virgin and Two Angels Weeping over the Dead Body of Christ

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, represents what the Depositon of Christ represents. The only…

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It can now be found in the Pinacoteca in Bologna.

The Virgin Enthroned with Saints

This painting, by Francesco Raibolini, is considered one of the first pieces that became popular. It…