Series

The Face of God

Artwork and visual symbolism seen in a church building often make a confession long before parishioners hear what is confessed in the liturgy. Some of the symbolic meaning, however, may be lost to us. This is the seventh of nine articles devoted to those images which we often see — but may not always understand

Under the Stars

Stars have a long and distinguished history in church art, and this didn’t start with the old “stars and stripes.”

On Halos

For the most part, early Christians placed halos on images of “sainted” Christians, that is, Christians already in heaven …

Angels and Archangels

Everyone loves angels almost as much as they love marshmallow fluff. Angel figurines come out of the woodwork …

Isaiah Sees the Lord with St. Jerome

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up;and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1) The goal of the Christian life is to see God. We see Him now veiled beneath bread and wine, in the waters of Holy Baptism, in

Waiting for Him

We all wait. Sometimes we wait for others impatiently. Sometimes we wait for changes discontentedly. Sometimes we wait for ourselves …

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