• The pilgrims' staff and hat, indicating that these disciples had been on a journey.

Emmaus

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"Then he said to them, ‘You foolish men! So slow to believe the full message of the prophets! Was it not ordained that the Christ should suffer and so enter into his glory?’ Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself.

When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. ‘It is nearly evening’ they said ‘and the day is almost over.’ So he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?’"

- from the Gospel for Easter Wednesday.

The famous gospel of the risen Lord's apparence to two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) is depicted in stained glass by Kempe, c.1888-94 in the church of St Paul in Jericho, North Oxford.

Built in 1836 by Underwood, the church was abandoned and is now a café called Freud.

Piero..., salbug00, Stephen B. Whatley, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Sir Cam @camdiary 106 months ago | reply

    lovely colours and details, lawrence!

  2. salbug00 106 months ago | reply

    Absolutely beautiful!

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