Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

Today’s Gospel readings tells the story of the Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16.19-31). James Tissot visualized two scenes from the parable – The Poor Lazarus at the Rich Man’s Door and The Bad Rich Man in Hell. There are also several narrative series from the High Middle Ages (see below).

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger

Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, holydays and festivals throughout the ecclesiastical year, to which are added the lives of many saints by Leonard Goffiné (Pustet, 1880).

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays (Benziger, 1896).


Medieval Music Database

“Dives and Lazarus” (English folk song) – about, Hymnology Archive


11C Codex Aureus of Echternach

12C Leaf from Eadwine Psalter

12C Relief at Moissac

12C Capital

15C MS Illumination (next to Mother of Sons of Zebedee, yesterday’s Gospel)

16C MS Illumination cycle – Feasting of Dives, Lazarus’s Soul Carried to Abraham

16C Painting

16C Painting

Gustave Doré’s illustrations for La Grande Bible de Tours

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Kornbluth Photography

The Gospel in Art

Station Church

Santa Maria in Trastevere

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