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"HOLY WEEK THROUGH ART" Archbishop's meditation.

The Archbishop of Westminster, The Right Reverend Vincent Nichols, meditates upon the story of the Passion though works in the National Gallery.
"Welcome to The National Gallery here in Trafalgar Square. We’re here to look at some paintings; paintings that will help us to prepare for our Holy Week ceremonies and the feast of Easter. 
"We will look at the scene of Our Lord’s death on the cross; we will look at a scene of his entombment; of the first glimpse of the Risen Christ and finally; a painting of the glory of heaven, the promise of eternal life that is held before us all. 
"As we enter into Holy Week we prepare to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord’s death and Resurrection and one thing that is important to remember is that in the Liturgy, the power of those events are open to us now. Through Liturgy we become participants, not spectators, and the same is true for these paintings..."

Click here for transcript of the talk.

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