Ascending Jesus — The Last Glimpse

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9 Responses to Ascending Jesus — The Last Glimpse

  1. brian says:

    The guy in green in the last one doesn’t seem too impressed.

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  2. Justin says:

    I apologize for my unsophisticatedness, but it has a “Monty Python-esque” humor quality to it. Monty Python’s Last Glimpse is a movie I’d pay to see.

    Again, I apologize for my impiety and irreverence.
    –Justin

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      It’s hard not to find these images humorous … but in a wonderful way. I love them. There’s a lot of great preaching material in them. 😎

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  3. alexandrademoffarts says:

    Why this focussiong on the Lord’s feet, I wonder? What do you think? This iconography apears ‘late’ – it is for exemple not to find earlier than the 14th century, if I am not mistaken. The older iconography represented Christ in a mandorla cloud, darkened in the middle, not dissapearing by bits.

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  4. Milton Finch says:

    I take the Ascension not so much as what happened to Jesus as what happened to men’s understanding of Who He is. The feet representing that God had actually walked with man upon the earth and Him being God, those things of God are cloudy to the understanding of man. “And a cloud hid Him from their sight.” Then the two standing in white apparel asking “why they were looking up”…that the same way they recognized Him spiritually as God would be the same way He would make Himself known to them (mankind) from there on out.

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  5. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    What a splendid collection – thank you! I wonder if there is, among other things, some play with ‘vestigia’ – in 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and maybe 3 above there are ‘footprints’. Charles Williams’s poem ‘Percivale at Carbonek’ got me attentive to ‘vestigia’ imagery and references, via Neale’s ‘ Good King Wenceslas’ in the first place, but I’ve been encountering a fair bit of it liturgically and hagiographically – and on recent Feast and Sundays, I’ve been struck by a couple instances of ‘investigabilis’ (though I have not noted them – or paused now to search), which have left me meaning to compare the Greek…

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    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      Number 15 with the transition to the Enthroned imagery (Apocalypse 4:3) is particularly delightful!

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