Christ Driving Monrylenders from the Temple by Carl Bloch

On these two days, Jesus made a number of appearances and addresses, most famously to “cleanse” the temple of money changers and merchants who had set up business in God’s house. Jesus also appeared at the temple courts to debate the priests and community leaders.

Matthew 21:12-25:13 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus at the Temple
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.

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Palm Sunday

Christ's Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem by Bernhard Plockhorst

On Palm Sunday, Jesus arrived at Jerusalem riding on a donkey, where he was welcomed by cheering crowds. (The “Palm” in “Palm Sunday” refers to the tree branches that the crowds used to make a path for Jesus.) His arrival—often called the Triumphal Entry—fulfilled a prophecy by the Old Testament prophet Zechariah about the Messiah’s appearance in Jerusalem.

Matthew 21:1-11 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 5th 2020

The Bronze Anchor Memorial

The bronze anchor memorial commemorates the relationship of the city and the ships which bore the City’s name.

It is a tribute to all those who served in the ships and a memorial to those who gave their lives for their country.*

*From ‘A legacy of remembrance’ published by Sheffield Cathedral

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2020

A Sunset Heart

This evening the sunset over my garden was more soft and gentle than it was yesterday.

Earlier in the day I had a garden walk in the sunshine :-)

Sunset Rays

Sunset Glow

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Sunset

Sunset

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St George's Chapel

St George’s Chapel is dedicated to the memory of all ranks of the York and Lancaster Regiment.

As well as the regimental colours, the chapel holds the ‘roll of honour’ books of the regiment from 1914 to 1968, the hand embroidered kneelers all bear the regimental crest; and the wooden stalls or seats are dedicated to individual members. *

St George's Chapel

St George's Chapel

St George's Chapel

St George's Chapel

St George's Chapel

*from the Sheffield Cathedral guide book

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 2nd 2020

Seen on a brief walk

I have not felt safe stepping out on my frequent walks from my doorstep due to an excessive number of walkers at the front an back of my garden, disregarding the current virus related distancing rules Few people walked before those paths before…

So I was happy today when he sun did not put its hat on and it was rather cool outside. As predicted the Boris walkers that had made me reluctant to go on my local walks were nowhere to be seen!
I had to wait and pause on a couple of occasions during my walk to allow ’safe distancing’. I took the opportunity to take a couple of photographs with my phone camera along the way.
It was great to be able to go for a lovely afternoon walk as I did in the good old days (a couple of weeks ago).
When I arrived at one of the pools that I frequent there was a noticeable absence of ducks and geese, only a few were present. It was almost as if they knew there was a problem going on in the world…

Seen on a brief walk

Seen on a brief walk

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