Byzantine Mosaic: Separation of Sheep and Goats
Byzantine Mosaic: Separation of Sheep and Goats

Matthew 25:31-40

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


When the Son of Man shall come, composed by Matthew Locke (1621-1677)

When the Son of Man Shall Come; Matthew Locke

Performed by University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

 

 

 

 

1604 inscription with Psalm 41. Chubb's Almshouses, Crewkerne, United Kingdom
1604 inscription with Psalm 41. Chubb’s Almshouses, Crewkerne, United Kingdom

Psalm 41:1-3

1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.


Blessed is he that considereth the poor (c. 1688) from Harmonia Sacra, no. 1, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Blessed is he that considereth the poor

Performed by Charivari Agréable

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Jesus giving the Farewell Discourse to his eleven remaining disciples after the Last Supper, from the Maestà by Duccio, c. 1310.
Jesus giving the Farewell Discourse to his eleven remaining disciples after the Last Supper, from the Maestà by Duccio, c. 1310.

John 15:12-13 

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


This is my commandment, composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) or William Mundy (1529-1591)

Offertory Anthem - This is my commandment | Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585) | Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sung by The Church of Bethesda-By-The Sea, Palm Beach, Florida

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Resurrection of Jesus, by Anton von Werner, Berlin Cathedral
Resurrection of Jesus, by Anton von Werner, Berlin Cathedral

Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


Christ rising again (1589), from Songs of sundrie natures, no. 46–47, composed by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Performed by Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford

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