Start your day with me and end it with me.
I am with you. Moment by moment, I am directing your steps.
Your day will be blessed
JESUS- THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE ONE WHO WAS, IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE
The New testament was written in greek, hence the influence in art and orthodox symbols
One of the most common symbols in Christian art is the Chi-Rho. It is created by superimposing the first two letters (XP) of the Greek word for Christ, ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ.
The monogram (also called a “christogram”) primarily represents Jesus Christ, while also being a common representation of the crucifixion scene. It is similar in style to the Tau-Rho (T and P superimposed), but has a distinct origin (courtesy of Aleteia).
Jesus has a divine and human nature. He started his ministry at the at of 30. As a man He grew in understanding of the divine person of Jesus Christ_ Son of God and Son of Man. The new Adam- the perfect man, son, friend, deity.
I love these images among others, but these are special because Jesus is smiling. It’s good to know that this life is not just about suffering but that a peaceful heart, a heart full of love and praise can bring about happiness and joy.
That happiness is not dependent on circumstances, it’s a decision we can make. This world is passing and whatever problem one may have there is a solution. I believe that with God and Jesus in your heart, your troubles are halved and your blessings are doubled.
Pray with this song below
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In Rome, the eternal city lies one of the great cathedrals-The Basilica of St John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano)
From the Wikipedia entry on the ‘Avignon Papacy,’
Rome is called the Eternal City -because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever. This cathedral was dilapidated and in disrepair when the papal office transferred to Avignon but here is the eternal Basilica of St. John of Lateran as it stands now. The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1377 during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon (then in the Kingdom of Arles, part of the Holy Roman Empire, now in today’s France) rather than in Rome.
The basilica of Saint John Lateran was built under pope Melchiade (311-314), it’s the most ancient church in the world. Due to the fact that the pope is also the bishop of Rome, Saint John in Lateran – being seat of the bishop’s residence – is also Rome’s Cathedral.
THESE ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART THAT EVOKE A REACTION AND ARE EXTREMELY MOVING.
“La Pieta” sculpture
||174 cm × 195 cm (68.5 in × 76.8 in)
||St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
When I first saw this it brought me to tears , it was so life like, the veins and expressions on Jesus and Mary were real. Michelangelo certainly had God’s spirit in him when he created this beautiful moving sculpture.
The painting of the “Descent from the cross” by Van der Weyden and by Hugo van der Goes are remarkable in the way Mary’s pain is depicted with such depth. No doubt, the spirit of God was working through him as well.