Jan 1st - Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
Liturgically, we begin the new civil year on January 1st with the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God which is an ancient feast we share the celebration of during the Christmas season with our brethern in some of the Orthodox communities. The title “Mother of God” is a western derivation from the Greek: Theotokos, the God-bearer. The term “Theotokos” was adopted at the Council of Ephesus (431 AD) as a way to assert the Divinity of Christ, from which it follows that what is predicated of Christ…
My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning
The Common-place Book of the Mercurius Aulicus, a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense. Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"? A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Black Madonna - Chartres Cathedral
This Madonna and child was commissioned in 1508 as a black wooden copy of the 13th century silver Madonna that stood on the main altar at Chartres Cathedral. It was later given to the Cathedral in 1540.
Artworks by genre: Religious painting - WikiArt.org
Find a list of greatest artworks associated with Religious painting art at Wikiart.org – the best visual art database.
Carlo Crivelli | Madonna and Child Enthroned | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Artist: For a biography of Carlo Crivelli, see the Catalogue Entry for Madonna and Child (49.7.5)The Picture: The Virgin, her head turned to the left, is seated on a polychrome marble throne with an arched top before which hangs a cloth of honor
5 Ways the Incarnation Moved Us Toward the Goodness of God
Listers, the tender infant that comes to us through the sinless womb of the Ever-Virgin Mary is the Incarnate God. The union of the second person of the Trinity with human nature is a central…
Fra Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo di Paolo del Fattorino) | Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire (until 1899; sale, Whiteley's, London, March 16, 1899, no. 384 or 390, both without attribution); [Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell, London, in 1900]; [Sedelmeyer, Paris, in 1902, as by Bugiardini]; [Eugène Fischhof, New York, until 1906; sold to The Met]
The Virgin and Child - The Collection
Mary is depicted over half-length, standing with her child in her arms, beside an arch with gothic tracery and landscape in the background. The Christ...
Francesco Francia | Madonna and Child | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artist: Francesco Francia (Italian, Bologna ca. 1447–1517 Bologna). Date: 1490s. Medium: Oil on wood. Dimensions: 24 x 18 1/8 in. (61 x 46 cm). Classifica...
Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus: Palazzo Farnese, Rome. Italy (c.1645–1709) by Robert la Longe, alternative names: Uberto la Longe, Robert de Longi, Uberto de Longi, Robert de Longo, Uberto de Longo il Fiammingo; (447×657)
Ludovico Carracci | Madonna and Child with Saints | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Artist: For a biography of Ludovico Carracci, see the Catalogue Entry for The Denial of Saint Peter (L.2002