Sunday, February 7, 2016

Scriptures Teach The Holy Trinity

(God The Father) "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as also
 certain of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'" Acts 17:28
Description of Coloring Pages: Three stained glass coloring pages teaching verses from New Testament that confirm the Holy Trinity, geometric shapes, texts included, scriptures for little ones to memorize, King James Bible
(God The Son) "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, 'This is my beloved son,
 in whom I am well pleased.'" Matthew 3:17
(God The Holy Spirit) "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter,
 that he may abide with you for ever;" John 14:16
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"Here I Am to Worship" led by Christ Tomlin

The Last Supper Carved Into Wood

Description of The Coloring Page: Coptic carving on a wooden panel, Last Supper, described in all four canonical Gospels (Mt. 26:17-30, Mk. 14:12-26, Lk. 22:7-39 and Jn. 13:1-17:26

       The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. Moreover, the Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy Communion" or "The Lord's Supper".
       The First Epistle to the Corinthians contains the earliest known mention of the Last Supper. The four canonical Gospels all state that the Last Supper took place towards the end of the week, after Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and that Jesus and his Apostles shared a meal shortly before Jesus was crucified at the end of that week. During the meal Jesus predicts his betrayal by one of the Apostles present, and foretells that before the next morning, Peter will deny knowing him.
       The three Synoptic Gospels and the First Epistle to the Corinthians include the account of the institution of the Eucharist in which Jesus takes bread, breaks it and gives it to the Apostles, saying: "This is my body which is given for you". The Gospel of John does not include this episode, but tells of Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles, giving the new commandment "to love one another as I have loved you", and has a detailed farewell discourse by Jesus, calling the Apostles who follow his teachings "friends and not servants", as he prepares them for his departure.
       Scholars have looked to the Last Supper as the source of early Christian Eucharist traditions. Others see the account of the Last Supper as derived from 1st-century eucharistic practice as described by Paul in the mid-50s.
       The Last Supper served the dual purpose of venerating Passover, the escape of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, and the establishment of a new tradition, Christianity.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Anointing of Jesus

Description of The Coloring Page: "in the home of Simon the Leper", table, food, synagogue outside a window, hosts, wall paper, very detailed patterns, Jesus seated while Mary of Bethany pours out expensive perfume on both his head and feet. In western paintings Mary is traditionally shown as wiping the perfume onto Christ's feet with her own hair.  This was considered in Christ's time on earth to be a very extravagant gesture, only reserved for a beloved royal king. This story is told in all four Gospels: Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50 and John 12:1-8

       The anointing of Jesus is one of the relatively few events reported by each of the four Gospels, although the details of the accounts differ. All report the anointing of Jesus with expensive perfume by a woman, who pours the contents of an alabastron jar of "nard" (or spikenard), a very expensive perfume, over Jesus. The anointing angers some of the onlookers because the perfume could have been sold for a year's wages—which the Gospel of Mark enumerates as 300 denarii—and the money given to the poor. Matthew's gospel states that the "disciples were indignant" and John's states that it was Judas who was most offended. John adds that he was bothered because he (Judas) was a thief and desired the money for himself. Jesus is described as justifying the action of the woman by stating that the poor will always exist, and can be helped whenever desired.
       The identification of the woman by Luke as one "who lived a sinful life" and by John as Mary of Bethany played a part in the long-standing identification of Mary Magdalene as a former prostitute by the Western church, once all three figures were thought to be the same "composite Magdalene".
        The honorific anointing with perfume is an action frequently mentioned in other literature from the time; however using long hair to dry Jesus's feet, as in John and Luke, is not recorded elsewhere, and should be regarded as an exceptional gesture.
 
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A Greek Orthodox Virgin and Child

Description of The Coloring Page: Greek Orthodox tradition, Jesus as an infant, the Virgin Mary, crowns and halos, flames
 
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Easter Eggs for You To Color

Description of The Coloring Page: I've drawn a selection of Easter eggs for children to color!
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Color a Golden Censer From Russia

Description of Coloring Page: chains, gems, Biblical inscriptions, gold, life of Jesus depicted, cross, incense, ceremony, Greek Orthodox

A Censer, incense burner or perfume burner (these may be hyphenated) is a vessel made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. These vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction, and have been in use since ancient times in many cultures, in both secular and religious contexts. They may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimeters tall to as many as several meters high. Many designs use openwork to allow a flow of air. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.
       Some types could also be used as pomanders, where the perfume diffuses slowly by evaporation rather than burning.

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Explaining the use of incense in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Transfiguration Window at Chartres Cathedral

Description of The Coloring Page: the Transfiguration of Jesus, Elijah and Moses speak with Jesus in His transfiguration, geometric designs, window located at Chartres, staying awake, sleepy apostles

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an episode in the New Testament in which Jesus is transfigured (or metamorphosed) and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and 2 Peter 1:16–18 refers to it; it has also been hypothesized that the Gospel of John alludes to it in in John 1:14. Peter, James, John, Jesus, Moses, and Elijah were on the mount of transfiguration.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Geometric Stained Glass Coloring Pages

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." Colossians 3:16
Description of The Coloring Page:geometric designs in stained glass, three simple scriptures for children to memorize too!, church window, cross and diamond shapes

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart." Proverbs 3:5
"When I am afraid, I will trust in You." Psalm 56:3

A Greek Orthodox Portrait of Jesus by Kathy Grimm

Description of The Coloring Page: A portrait of Jesus in the Greek Orthodox tradition, Jesus blesses with his hand, He is the Alpha and the Omega, symbols of rule and royalty,

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Monday, January 11, 2016

A Huntsman Brings Home His Catch

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Description of The Coloring Page: huntsman, gazelle, dogs, shoulders

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Color a Potter Shaping a Vessel

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Description of The Coloring Page: vessel, pottery, potter, clay, potter's kick-wheel, early Egyptian invention

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Plowing The Field

Description of The Coloring Page: plow, ploughman, oxen, wooden plow, field, harvest

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