Thursday, November 03, 2016
A Byzantine fresco of Joshua, the Hosias Loukas Monastery, Greece. Dated to the late 12th-early 13th Century.
If you want an idea of what a contemporary Byzantine army officer looked like, right down to the lamellar armor and sword, there you go.
As always, give it a click for more detail.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Again, embiggen by clicking, if you are so inclined.
The Gospel passage is obvious, but it's essential to remember the theophanies involving Moses (here also) and Elijah.
See also 2 Peter 1:3-4.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The bloodlust in revolutionary civil wars stems from the apocalyptic nature of such contests, the attempt on each side to create a new socie...
Assumption Grotto is well-known throughout the American Catholic world as a haven for the traditional liturgy. Fr. Eduard Perrone is the man...
This is the Vatican's 2020 nativity scene. Yes, it was crafted in the 1970s.