Antique Art

Antique” is a term commonly used to refer to objects that are more than 100 years old.  My local church was built in 1888 so the windows and decorations are antique under this definition.  I want to share a couple more pictures of this art.  The stained glass window of the Archangel Raphael is currently my favourite window.  To find out why St. Raphael is shown holding a fish you need to read the Book of Tobit.  In this book of the bible, St. Raphael helps a bedevilled woman called Sarah by defeating Asmodeus, the demon of lust.

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The mosaic is on the floor of the side chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The lilies represent Our Lady’s purity, and the crown represents her reign as Queen of Heaven.  The meaning of the motto is “Hail Mary, full of grace” and provides a (perhaps rather tenuous) link with the video I share at the end of this post. avemaria

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Posted on August 31, 2016, in Art, Christianity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Beautiful art work. The stained glass must be amazing with the light shining through.

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  2. The video makes an excellent point. I am very good at getting the spiritual message to go do that… but when I get the message to wait and be patient … I keep asking “are sure there isn’t something I should be doing?” This is when i know I’m trying to control the situation instead of trusting God to be in control. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Stained glass window makers have such a skill ~ they are truly beautiful! 🙂

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  4. That is an interesting story of the fish. I learnt something today.

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