Good Friday

Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berrry Death of Christ Tenebrae

To illustrate this post, I chose once again one of the images of the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. An extraordinary illustration of the following passages from the Gospels recounting the tenebrae that marked the afternoon of the death of Christ:

“Now from the sixth hour there was
darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.”
Matthew 27:45

“And when the sixth hour was come,
there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.”
Mark 15:33

“And it was about the sixth hour, and
there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.”
Luke 23:44

The despair of death before the joy of Easter.

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7 Comments to “Good Friday”

  1. Bon jour,

    Love this fabulous image!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  2. Catherine Delors says:

    Happy Easter, Michelle!

  3. Happy Easter, Catherine!!!!!

  4. Catherine Delors says:

    And to you too, Elena!

  5. Very beautiful. Joyeux Pâques, Catherine!

  6. Catherine Delors says:

    I too find this image striking. Happy Easter, Felio!

  7. Felio Vasa says:

    Beautiful image. I love the contrast of the grey brown middle (with the hit of gold in the halo) to the pastel colors floral trim.
    Happy Easter Catherine.

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