Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries by academic luminaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson.
This 41-minute DVD presents key scripture passages and events in the biblical story of Holy Week—the last days of Jesus’ ministry, his death and his resurrection. Each biblical text is illustrated and interpreted by the beautiful artwork of John August Swanson and also receives scholarly commentary from members of the faculty at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The folk hymn “What Wondrous Love is This?” which serves as the accompanying musical theme, is sung by award winning Celtic vocalist Connie Dover.
The DVD is divided into six sections, or “chapters,” each approximately 7 minutes long. Every chapter features the reading of a passage of scripture, commentary by the scholars, and a Swanson work of art based on that passage. The six chapters are followed by a brief “Coda,” which both concludes the story of Jesus’ passion by portraying the burial of Jesus and opens the story to what follows by pointing to the hope of Easter.
Chapter Scripture Biblical Story Art*
1 John 11:38-44 The Raising of Lazarus Take Away the Stone
2 Mark 11:1-11 The Entry into Jerusalem Entry into the City
3 John 13:1-20 Jesus Washes Disciples’ Feet Washing of the Feet
4 Matthew 26:17-30 The Last Supper Last Supper
5 Luke 22:47-53 The Betrayal and Arrest Kiss of Judas
6 Mark 15:21-3 The Crucifixion The Crucifixion
Coda Luke 23:53-56 The Burial of Jesus Entombment of Christ & Festival of Lights