My six new art offerings from the Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection for the month of April depict Christ's post-Resurrection appearances to his disciples. Mary Magdalene is the first to see the Risen Lord in John the Evangelist's account of the events of Easter morning, a popular subject in sacred art known as Noli me tangere, the Latin translation of Christ's appeal to Mary in John 20:17 (KJV) to "touch me not," because he had not yet ascended to his Father. French Artist Ker Xavier Roussel, a founder of the Post-Impressionist Les Nabis (The Prophets) group, captures Mary's shock and wonder in a chiaroscuro lithograph (left) from the late 19th century. The scene is replicated in a similar early Modernist style in a small drawing by Austrian Artist Erwin Stolz. The Gospel of John tells of another post-Resurrection appearance to the Apostle known as Doubting Thomas, who refused to believe in the Resurrection of Christ until he had seen the wounds in his hands and side. A brilliantly-illuminated Jesus invites the awestruck Thomas to examine the physical proof on his body in an expressionistic lithograph from French Printmaker Bernard Cornille dating from the 1950s. An unknown East European ex-libris maker frames the scene of this post-Resurrection appearance with words in Latin from the exchange between Christ and the humbled disciple, recorded in John 20: 27-28 (KJV): "My Lord and my God...Be not faithless but believing." The last two images in the series present the Risen Christ's encounter with two followers on the Road to Emmaus, recorded in Luke 24:13-35. In Scottish Artist Frances Watt's mixed media painting of the scene, the two men in earnest conversation with Christ may not know who he is, but a dog and a sheep join them on the way to welcome the Resurrected Creator of the Universe. German-Austrian Artist Ivo Saliger depicts the moment in his Art Deco-styled color etching, when the Risen Christ is finally recognized by his astonished fellow-travelers during a rustic meal in "the breaking of the bread" (Luke 24: 35, KJV). These six new images can be found in The Resurrection of Christ gallery in The Life of Christ section. You can also find a meditation on Texan Artist James Janknegt's Road to Emmaus painting in the Art Reflections gallery of the Moments with Masters section. (John Kohan).