Who do you say that I am?

3.1 Monologue- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxOBdSW1p2UWho do you say that I am?

a) Read Peter’s Declaration about Jesus: Matthew 16: 13-20, Luke 9: 18-20 Peter’s and/ or Mark 8: 27-30. Discuss the scripture passage and the question posed by Jesus: Who do people say that I am?

Extension

3.1 Comparing and Contrasting the Passion and Resurrection Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

a) Read the Passion and Resurrection narratives found in Matthew 26:1—28:20 and Luke 22:1—24:53.

b) What similarities and differences do you see between the Passion and Resurrection narratives in each Gospel account. Use the Worksheet from St Mary’s Press Resource Centre.

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b) Define the word ‘portrait’- as the likeness of a person such as in a painting, drawing, photograph, verbal picture or description.

c) Select a character from one of the Gospels (if possible students must select a different character) such as:

Characters from Matthew’s Gospel Characters from Luke’s Gospel
Joseph- Chpt 1

King Herod – Chpt 2

John the Baptist – Chpt3

Simon Peter

Centurion whose servant was healed – Chpt8

Woman with the haemorrhage – Chpt 9

Canaanite woman – Chpt 15

Rich young man – Chpt 19

One of the two blind men healed by Jesus – Chpt 20

Woman who anointed Jesus – Chpt 26

Judas- Chpts 26-27

Caiaphas – Chpt 26

Pilate – Chpt 27

Mary Magdalene – Chpts 27-28

Zechariah – Chpt 1

Elizabeth – Chpt 1

Mary, Jesus’ Mother

The angel Gabriel – Chpt1

A shepherd – Chpt 2

John the Baptist – Chpt 3

Simon Peter

Gerasene demoniac – Chpt 8

Woman with the haemorrhage – Chpt 8

Jairus – Chpt 8

Martha – Chpt 10

Crippled woman cured on the sabbath – Chpt 13

The Thankful leper – Chpt 17

The rich official – Chpt 18

Zacchaeus – Chpt 19

Cleopas- Chpt 24

d) Read the allocated chapter to become acquainted with this character and they could also access additional information and or other Scripture passages where this character may appear.

e) Prepare a dramatic monologue of approximately 2 minutes where you take on the role of this character and provide insights about  what was going through their minds and hearts at the time they were with Jesus/or knew about Jesus, and how this character might have answered Jesus’ question of ‘Who do you say that I am?’

3.1

Using Michael Fallon’s verse by verse commentary on each of the Gospels (see table below),
 i) You are assigned a specific Gospel passage and asked to read the Gospel passage and the commentary provided for their assigned Scripture passage.

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Matthew Mark Luke John
Matthew 1:1 – 2:23

Matthew 3:1 – 4:16

Matthew 4:17 – 7:29

Matthew 8:1 – 9:35

Matthew 9:36 – 11:1

Matthew 11:2 – 12:50

Matthew 13:1-52

Matthew13:53– 17:27

Matthew 18:1 – 19:2

Matthew 19:3 – 23:39

Matthew 24:1 – 25:46

Matthew 26:1 – 28:15

Matthew 28:16-20

Mark 1:1-13

Mark 1:14 – 3:6

Mark 3:7 – 6:6a

Mark 6:6b – 8:30

Mark 8:31 – 10:52

Mark 11:1 – 13:37

Mark 14:1 – 15:39

Mark 15:40 – 16:8

Luke 1:5 – 2:52

Luke 3:1 – 4:13

Luke 4:14 – 8:56

Luke 9:1-50

Luke 9:51 – 19:40

Luke 19:41 – 21:38

Luke 23:1 – 23:56

Luke 24:1-53

John 1:1-18

John 1:19 – 2:12

John 2:13 – 4:54

John 5:1 – 6:71

John 7:1 – 8:59

John 9:1 – 10:42

John 11:1 – 12:50

John 13:1 – 14:31

John 15:1 – 17:26

John 18:1 – 19:42

John 20:1-29

John 20:30-31

John 21:1-25

 

ii) Provide a list of characteristics and a summary of the portrait of Jesus presented in the Scripture passage.

iii) Research/view a variety of artworks and select 2-4 artworks that could be representative of this scripture passage. Use 1. http://www.textweek.com- look for the link to ‘art index’, then search by Scripture reference or topic; 2. Web Gallery of Art: www.wga.hu – type a topic into the ‘text’ box of the search engine; 3. www.artcyclopedia.com – click “browse artists by subject,” then click on “religious art”.

iv) You need to be able to justify the links they have made between the artwork and the Scripture passage.

3.2 

Examine artworks that depict significant stories from the Gospel accounts (e.g. 1. the artworks of Sieger Köder ; 2. http://www.textweek.com- look for the link to ‘art index’, then search by Scripture reference or topic; 3. Web Gallery of Art: www.wga.hu – type a topic into the ‘text’ box of the search engine; 4. www.artcyclopedia.com – click “browse artists by subject,” then click on “religious art”.) and consider the following questions. This can be done individually or in small groups:

a) What is the title of the artwork, where is it located and who is the artist?

b) When was this artwork created?

c) How accurately does the image depict the biblical story on which it is based? What is missing/has been added?

d) How does Jesus identify himself in this story? How do Jesus’ followers and apostles identify him? Is this represented in the artwork?

e) How are the characters in the artwork depicted? With what emotions? What attitude is reflected in their body positioning? Are they static or in motion?

f) How would you describe the mood of the image? Notice colour, light, shade, distortion, forms, shapes, textures and lines.

g) How does the image use light and shadow? What dramatic emphasis is created?

h) What do you think the artist wants the viewer to focus on?

i) What emotional response does this artwork elicit for the viewer? What effect do these techniques have? Do they make the story more real/personal for the viewer? Do they convey a sense of what Jesus or other figures in the story might have been thinking or feeling?

j) Connect this artwork with one of the Gospel accounts that you believe this artwork is best representing, that is, capturing the themes and emphases of a particular Gospel account . Justify your selections based upon your research and knowledge of how each evangelist is presenting Jesus in their Gospel.

k) Students/small groups present their images to the class, sharing their research and insights into the artworks and their links with the Gospels.

3.2 Extension

a) View a number of artworks of Christ such as:

i) Christ of Maryknoll by Robert Lentz ofm

ii) Jesus Christ Liberator by Robert Lentz ofm

iii) Korean Christ by Robert Lentz ofm

iv) Icons by Ann Chapin and also at Icons by Ann Chapin

v) Other artworks can be sourced from Catholic Artists Directory

b) Identify the techniques being used by the artists to portray Jesus in the artwork. What image of Jesus is being portrayed?

c) If possible, ask the students to select the Gospel and /or Scripture passage that this artwork is best representing. Justify their selections based upon their research and knowledge of how each evangelist is presenting Jesus in their Gospel.

3.3 Assessment Task Link

a) Using the images from 3.2 ask the students to respond to the following questions using reflective journalling-

 i) Select three images that you like. How do these three images express your understanding of Jesus?

ii) Select a fourth image, one that you do not understand or care for. Why is this image of Jesus hard to relate to?

  1. Students share their responses in small groups or as a class.
  2. Students select one Gospel and one portrait as presented by the Gospel writers, identifying the characteristics of Jesus that are being highlighted.
  3. Students identify for each aspect of Jesus presented in c) an example of a person or action that reflects how Christ would live this in the world today.

Create your own image in response to Jesus’ question – Who do you say that I am?

3.3 Assessment Task Link

a)       Using the images from 3.2 ask the students to respond to the following questions using reflective journalling-                                                                                                                   i) Select three images that you like. How do these three images express your understanding of Jesus?                                                                                                              ii) Select a fourth image, one that you do not understand or care for. Why is this image of Jesus hard to relate to?

b)       Students share their responses in small groups or as a class.

c)        Students select one Gospel and one portrait as presented by the Gospel writers, identifying the characteristics of jesus that are being highlighted.

d)       Students identify for each aspect of Jesus presented in c) an example of a person or action that reflects how Christ would live this in the world today.

e)       Students are to create their own image in response to Jesus’ question – Who do you say that I am?

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