A Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord, in Sacred Art from the Ages

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“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Roman 5.8

On Good Friday, Christians remember the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world.

Here is a visual meditation on this great mystery with some of the best sacred art from the last few centuries.

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Christ’s Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

Unknown / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Unknown / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Heinrich Hofmann / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Heinrich Hofmann / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Caravaggio / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Andrea Mantegna / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Andrea Mantegna / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Betrayal by Judas and Arrest

Fra Angelico / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Fra Angelico / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Giotto / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Giotto / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Scourging at the Pillar

William-Adolphe Bouguereau / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
William-Adolphe Bouguereau / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Peter Paul Rubens / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Peter Paul Rubens / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Crowning with Thorns

By Caravaggio / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Caravaggio / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Maerten van Heesmkerck / Public Domain / Wikimedia
Maerten van Heesmkerck / Public Domain / Wikimedia
Unknown / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Unknown / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Trial Before Pilate

By Antonio Ciseri / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Antonio Ciseri / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Titian / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Titian / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Tintoretto / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Tintoretto / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Carrying the Cross

By Raphael / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Raphael / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Andrea di Bartolo / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Andrea di Bartolo / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
By Pieter Brueghel the Elder / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Pieter Brueghel the Elder / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Crucifixion

By Diego Velázquez / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Diego Velázquez / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Matthias Grünewald / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Matthias Grünewald / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Simon Vouet / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
Simon Vouet / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
James Tissot / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons
James Tissot / Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

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