Grapes and Vines
Grapes symbolise the blood of Christ and the wine taken during the service of Holy Communion. During the Last Supper, the last meal that Christ shared with his followers before his death, he gave wine to his companions and told them to drink it in remembrance of him. In the Roman Catholic tradition worshippers accept the wine as the blood of Christ, while for many Protestants, Holy Communion is a symbolic commemoration of the Last Supper.
A vine and its branches also represent Christ and his followers.
- Window showing the Archangel Michael with a vine and grapes
- Switzerland, about 1325-40
- Museum no. 7-1881
I am the vine and you the branches.