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Ordination of Elders Poster - 24X36

Ordination of Elders Poster - 24X36
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This masterpiece by John Henry Lorimer is titled The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk. This painting commemorates the solemn occasion where Spirit gifted men are set apart for service in the church of Jesus Christ. Select multiple copies before adding to cart to receive a volume discount.

What People are Saying

"Lovers of Reformed theology, and specifically Presbyterianism, will welcome the availability of this historic work of art, 'The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk.' It expresses so much of what is dear to us in our love for the church and the importance of elder rule. Don't miss the opportunity to obtain a copy of this painting for yourself. Display it proudly, and let it remind you to pray for the church and her leaders."
~ Dr. Don Kistler

"If there was ever a time when we need to recapture the spirit of faith and holiness from those who have gone before, that time must surely be now.  Reformation Art is a great inspiration to Christians today, visually connecting us with the great heritage of our faith.  The Ordination of Elders in Scottish Kirk is a classic example of art that inspires and informs.  The combination of gravity, godliness, and grace that is evident in this painting is a great reminder of where we have come from, as well as where the Lord would have us to go."
~ Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina

“This picture from a bygone age still has the power to speak today of the solemnity involved in the installation of elders and the seriousness of the task.  Many of us may well `dress down’ in comparison to our forebears, but the awesome (in the strict sense of the word) nature of the elder’s calling and role remains the same.   This famous painting is thus testimony to a way of life now passed in its fashions and style but perennial in its importance and gravity.”
~ Dr. Carl Trueman, Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary.

"The Lorimer painting of 'The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk' is a classic that is packed with symbolism, meaning, and expression. Given how it graphically portrays the dignity of being set aside for the Lord's work in an age that denigrates office-bearing in Christ's name, I can think of few paintings that I would rather have in my home or study!"  
~Dr. Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

“Historic prints and paintings from church history are a valuable way of connecting the church with its legacy, and especially of connecting the rising generation with the heroes and landmarks of our heritage. I highly recommend them.”
~ Terry Johnson, Senior Minister of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia

"The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk by John Henry Lorimer (1856-1936) was painted in 1891. It is a truly wonderful picture, very true to life in earlier times of godly Presbyterianism in Scotland. Below the pulpit in the long wall of the rectangular church with pews in a U shape around it is the precentor's desk where the leader of the singing would stand. Most of the elders are indeed older men but there is a variety of ages including one man who is quite young. Lorimer was a fine artist and his work remains highly prized. I warmly commend this fine reproduction of the original in the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland."
~ Rev Dr Rowland S. Ward, Knox Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, Melbourne

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