We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Exhibition : The Lord is My Shepherd

This is from the Visual Commentary on Scripture, a web based museum on topics in scripture.

Click the link to to the exbhiti: The Lord is my Shepherd

The exhibit has a drop link (“Exhibition Menu”) to the scripture passage, commentary, an comparative commentary.

Most artworks inspired by Psalm 23 (or commissioned to illuminate it) prioritize either the pastoral side of the Psalm (as in the case of the Parma illumination) or the ‘valley of the shadow of death’ of Psalm 23:4 and its attendant imagery (as in the Stuttgart illumination).

1. Valley of the Shadow of Death, 1855, Salted paper print by Roger Fenton

2 The Parma Psalter, 13th century, Illuminated manuscript

3. Psalm 23, from the Stuttgarter Psalter, First half of the 9th century, Illuminated manuscript