1382 103m X 4.5m Château d'Angers © wikicommons View this work in the exhibition Babel to Dubai: Urban Utopias The work The Apocalypse Tapestry is an outstanding work commissioned by Louis I of Anjou, brother of King Charles V. It was designed by Hennequin de Bruges based on illuminations showing the Apocalypse of John. A technical masterpiece, it originally comprised six panels spanning a total of 140 meters, only two thirds of which remain.

1382    103m X 4.5m   Château d’Angers
The work
The Apocalypse Tapestry is an outstanding work commissioned by Louis I of Anjou, brother of King Charles V. It was designed by Hennequin de Bruges based on illuminations showing the Apocalypse of John. A technical masterpiece, it originally comprised six panels spanning a total of 140 meters, only two thirds of which remain.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday’s Readings

The sermon this Sunday will be based on the Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-6, listed below.

  1. These verses tell of God bringing a new earth after putting an end to this earth. Does that scare you or make you smile?
  2. God announces, “Behold, I make all things new!” What new thing from God do you await?

 Revelation 21:1-6

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ 6Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

Image Source / Chateau D’Angers

Readings are from the online Revised Common Lectionary, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.  Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Pass the Peace!