Reverence and Art

Art embodying reverence for Christ and his Church
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Christian witness in the face of Boko Haram atrocities.

"You must convert to Islam or else you will die a painful death” is what many thousands of Christians and other minorities are hearing right across the Islamic abyss. How many of us would be strong enough to refuse, as John did? How many of us would refuse to renounce Christ while our hands are being hacked off?

And how many would say “I forgive you” to those who wish to torture and kill our bodies?

A few days ago, Boko Haram organized another raid in the northeastern part of Nigeria, this time kidnapping 97 men and boys and killing 28 other men. Additionally, 6 older men were also killed as the raid was ending, raising the total death toll to 34.

In the words of Halima Adamu, an…

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anastpaul:

Matthias Stom - Pilate Washing His Hands (by Gandalf’s Gallery)

Golgotha by Ilya Repin (1921-22)

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lionofchaeronea:

Christ enthroned, surrounded by the animal symbols of the four Evangelists (Matthew=angel; Mark=lion; Luke=bull; John=eagle).  Miniature from the Evangelistar of Speyer, Codex Bruchsal 1 01v, ca. 1220.  Now in the Badische Landesbibliothek, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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acheiropoietos:

centuriespast:

Sophia, logos of God, blessing chalice, 14th-century fresco, Byzantine-Greek Church of St Stephen, Soleto, Puglia, Italy / De Agostini Picture Library / A. Vergani / The Bridgeman Art Library

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acheiropoietos:

centuriespast:

Sophia, logos of God, blessing chalice, 14th-century fresco, Byzantine-Greek Church of St Stephen, Soleto, Puglia, Italy / De Agostini Picture Library / A. Vergani / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Giovanni Pisano, Herod ordering the massacre of the innocents (detail from Pulpit), 1302-1311.  Marble, Cathedral, Pisa.

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Discovery of the True Cross and Saint Helena, c. 1743.  Oil on canvas, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.

signorcasaubon:

Gustave Moreau - Pietá; National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan; c.1876

centuriespast:

PULZONE, Scipione
Lamentation
1591
Oil on canvas, 290 x 127 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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un-monde-de-papier:

La Pietà, Michel-Ange, 1499. Basilique Saint-Pierre de Rome.

Photo 1: cc http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Glimz http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/

Photo 2: cc http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jebulon http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en

Photos 3,4: www.wga.hu

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mostlyitaly:

San Gimignano (Tuscany, Italy) by RachelGouk on Flickr.

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necspenecmetu:

Girolamo Romani (Il Romanino), The Last Supper, 1535

rossodimarte:

Golden Saint Michael Oaxaca by Ilhuicamina on Flickr.

Golden Saint Michael Oaxaca