Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jesse Tree: The Word Made Flesh

Apse Mosaic, San Clemente, Rome. 1130.
John 1:1–18
O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum. Alleluia. O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Music: O Magnum Mysterium, Victoria.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Jesse Tree: The Nativity

Bicci di Lorenzo (1373–1452), Nativity.
Music: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jesse Tree: The Visitation

Jacques Daret. The Visitation, from Altarpiece of the Virgin. 1434-1435.
Music: O Emmanuel

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jesse Tree: The Exile

Rembrandt, Jeremiah Lamenting the
Destruction of Jerusalem. 1630.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jesse Tree: The Call of Isaiah

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Prophet Isaiah. 1729.

Music: God, We Praise You, God, We Bless You

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jesse Tree: Hezekiah

Unknown, King Hezekiah. 17th century. Sankta Maria kyrka in Åhus, Sweden.