“On this holiest of nights”

Night falls in Jerusalem.

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Jesus washes our feet.

Ford Madox Brown, Jesus Washing Peter's Feet, 1876 (City of Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester)

Ford Madox Brown, Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet, 1876 (City of Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester)

Jesus offers thanks and blesses the bread and wine.

Dirk Bouts, The Last Supper from the Winged Altar in St Peter in Leuven, c. 1465 (Sint Pieterskerk, Leuven)

Dirk Bouts, The Last Supper from the Winged Altar in St Peter in Leuven, c. 1465 (Sint Pieterskerk, Leuven)

Jesus gives us the Holy Eucharist, His Body and Blood.

Tintoretto, Last Supper, c. 1570 (San Polo, Venice)

Tintoretto, Last Supper, c. 1570 (San Polo, Venice)

Jesus goes to Gethesmane for us.

Nikolai Ge, Christ and His Disciples Entered the Garden of Gethsemane, 1888 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

Nikolai Ge, Christ and His Disciples Entered the Garden of Gethsemane, 1888 (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow)

Jesus prays in agony for us.

Andrea Mantegna, Agony in the Garden, c. 1460 (National Gallery, London)

Andrea Mantegna, Agony in the Garden, c. 1460 (National Gallery, London)

It is night in Jerusalem and there is a full moon.

fullmoon

Jesus prays in agony for us again.

El Greco, The Agony in the Garden, c. 1605 (Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)

El Greco, The Agony in the Garden, c. 1605 (Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)

Jesus prays in agony for us a third time.

Paul Gaugin, The Agony in the Garden, 1889 (Norton Gallery, Palm Beach)

Paul Gaugin, The Agony in the Garden, 1889 (Norton Gallery, Palm Beach)

Jesus is betrayed for us.

Giotto, The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas), 1304-06 (Scrovegni Chapel, Padua)

Giotto, The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas), 1304-06 (Scrovegni Chapel, Padua)

Jesus is denied by us three times.

Caravaggio, The Denial of Peter, c. 1610 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Caravaggio, The Denial of Peter, c. 1610 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Jesus goes before Caiaphas for us.

Matthias Stom, Jesus before Caiaphas (date unknown)

Matthias Stom, Jesus before Caiaphas (date unknown)

And it is morning in Jerusalem.

dawn

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