The Gospel of Mark

Tomorrow in Altentreptow

© Christian Steijskal

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  • Friday, May 31, 202419:00 - 20:00 clock
Church Event, Classical Music, Creative Design, Literature

Christian Stejskal tells the Gospel of Mark with music and photographs

The Gospel of Mark is the evangelist Mark's account of the life and work of Jesus.

The 16 chapters of the gospel can be divided into around 90 reports, assimilations and parables and are the shortest of the four gospels in the New Testament.

In a multimedia performance, narrator, musician and photographer Christian Stejskal presents the Gospel of Mark faithfully and without a manuscript.

What if Jesus had come to a postmodern Middle East in 2020 instead of 2000 years ago? He has traveled throughout the Middle East, following in the footsteps of Christ and photographing the cultural landscape of Israel, Jordan and Egypt in search of biblical motifs that illustrate the 16 chapters of the Gospel of Mark. He explores this question with the 90 photographs that will be shown during the performance.

The performance is complemented by short elements of self-composed music played on the violin.


The multimedia concept with stories, photographs and violin is a relatively rare form of artistic expression these days. The three media can provide a cinematic effect. One of the advantages is that in this unique process you have the opportunity to be your own storyteller, director and producer. You are familiar with this concept of images, stories and music in typical Middle Eastern storytelling techniques, such as the "Parde Khaani", a traditional café house style of storytelling where a traveling storyteller paints the flow of the plot on a screen while narrating and singing or playing. Although the idea seems obvious, it is unlikely that the early apostles in the first century used visual art and music to spread the word.

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Event dates
  • Friday, May 31, 2024 19:00 - 20:00 clock
Event Location

St. Peter's Church Altenreptow

Mühlenstraße 4
17087 Altentreptow
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Mühlenstraße 4
17087 Altentreptow


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