Lazarus (God is my help), (Russian Icon)

Lazarus (God is my help), (Russian Icon)

O Christ our God, You confirmed the resurrection of all before the time of your Passion by raising Lazarus from the dead. Therefore, we cry out to You, the Conqueror of Death: Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
— Troparion, Lazarus Saturday

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation.
… Let us run to accompany him as he hastens toward his passion, and imitate those who met him then, not by covering his path with garments, olive branches or palms, but by doing all we can to prostrate ourselves before him by being humble and by trying to live as he would wish. Then we shall be able to receive the Word at his coming, and God, whom no limits can contain, will be within us
— St Andrew of Crete, Homily for Palm Sunday

Entry into Jerusalem (Russian Icon, 18th Century)



Fritz Eichenberg, woodcut print, “The Lord’s Supper” 

Our soul is also an Upper Room where an invisible Lord’s Supper may be celebrated at any time. Our Lord secretly tells us, as of old: ‘With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you (Luke 22:15) … Where is the guest-chamber where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? (Luke 22:11) … There make ready.’ (Luke 22:12)
— Lev Gillet; On the Invocation of the Name of Jesus.


Fritz Eichenberg, The Crucifixion, 1980

It is finished.


Study for Pieta, Andrea Mantegna(ca 1460, unpublished)




Atacama Desert, Chile 1960.  Photograph by Jim Price (1930-2004)