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Primary artist: Donald Jackson with contributions from Sally Mae Joseph
Two followers of Christ return to their village of Emmaus, discussing the events of the days following the Crucifixion. As they talk, they are joined by Jesus, though they do not recognise Him. The travellers urge Him to join them for a meal, and in the breaking and blessing of the bread their eyes are opened to His true identity (Luke 24:31).
In this illustration, Donald Jackson used a “collage style in layering images from the narratives” (Sink, 2013, p. 258). The images all display liturgical actions of the new church – going out, sharing the Gospel, receiving teaching, and eating together. Glimpses of threads of gold representing the church shine through.
Road to Emmaus. (2019). Retrieved from http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/Products/GA000078NF/road-to-emmaus.aspx
Sink, S. (2013). The art of The Saint John's Bible: The complete reader's guide. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.