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Jerusalem 1000–1400

28 Sep 2016, Posted by admin in art, Front, pastoral

This exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum demonstrates the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period from 1000 to 1400.

What a special exhibition this is!  We are celebrating the Jewish New Year this coming Sunday.  Jerusalem is indeed the holiest city in the world where our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and rose again from the dead.

Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from September 6, 2016, through January 8, 2017.

From the exhibition: a map of the holy land From Chronica majora, volume I, Saint Albans, England, circa 1240 – 53. Written and illustrated by Matthew Paris. Opaque watercolor and ink on parchment. Photograph: The Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

From the exhibition: a map of the holy land From Chronica majora, volume I, Saint Albans, England, circa 1240 – 53. Written and illustrated by Matthew Paris. Opaque watercolor and ink on parchment. Photograph: The Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Psalm 48:1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. 3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress. 4 When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together, 5 they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror. 6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor. 7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind. 8 As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. 9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. 10 Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. 11 Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments. 12 Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers, 13 consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.