Medieval Art & Early Christian Art & Antiquities For Sale
Romanesque limestone depiction of Christ. This masterpiece was created during the Romanesque art period and shows Jesus holding a lamb in his arms to show that he cares for us, just like the lamb as we are the sheep and he is our Shepard.
The Symbolism of Candlemas
Connected to Simeon's prophecy, on this day the Church has a special ritual involving a procession and the blessing of candles, the candles being a symbol of Christ whose birth illumined the world's darkness. Since ancient times the Doctors of the Church have given special meaning to the candles use
St. Wenceslaus icon by Theophilia on DeviantArt
St. Wenceslaus was 18 years old when he became king of Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He ended the persecution of Christians, built churches and brought back exiled priests. As king, he gave an example of a devout life and of great Christian charity, with his people calling him “Good King” of Bohemia. His younger brother the pagan Boleslav invited him to stay at his castle. The next morning, on 9/28/929, as Wenceslaus was on the way to Mass, Boleslaus assassinated him at the door of the church