Last Supper Painting
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” – John 6: 53-54
Partaking the everlasting life-giving Body and Blood of Christ is the cornerstone of Christian belief. And the image of the Last Supper and its eternal message is one of great significance to Christians world over. So, it was imperative that the Museum of The World showcased this image with utmost importance.
When Br Mathew Vergis began working on the museum, the Holy Spirit inspired him to create a grand display of the Last Supper. He invited renowned artists to realise this vision. And the result is ready for all to marvel. The Last Supper painting is mounted in a well-lit spacious hall. The image is so striking that visitors – whether they are believers or not – are instantly smitten by its grandeur. It is both spiritually uplifting and aesthetically pleasing.
While standing there gazing at this grand image, one almost feels like really being in the presence of the Lord as He was establishing the sacrament of Holy Communion. The experience is surreal yet feels so real.
The Last Supper image in the Museum of the World is the largest of its kind in Asia and second largest in the world. Visitors cannot help noticing another impressive facet of the painting. No matter where one stands, the feet of Jesus Christ in the image will seem facing them. This visual effect accentuates the effect of this grand image’s cathartic impact on visitors. Must say, Br Vergis, please take a bow. This single exhibit makes the visit to the museum totally worth it.