The Lives of the Saints, First Series, the 1928 B.C.P. Saints, continues with the uploading earlier this week of Episode 7, celebrating St. Mark the Apostle, whose Feast Day is April 25th. The primary illustration is a 19th C. stained glass window at St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, England.
The figure at the bottom of the image is a Lion, the traditional symbol of St. Mark, based on Exekiel’s vision of the Four Living Creatures. St. Mark was the patron saint of the Republic of Venice and is the patron saint of the city. Part of his remains are buried beneath the altar at the 9th C. Basilica of St. Mark. The rest of his remains are found at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Basilica, Alexandria, VA. built in the 20th C. on the site of the church St. Mark founded in the 1st C. St. Mark is considered the founder of the See of Alexandria (called the See of St. Mark by the Coptic Church). The video runs just over 14 minutes. The window is incorrectly identified in the slides.
Also this week, I received the proof-read copy of Revelation: An Idealist Interpretation. I have posted nearly all the corrections and expect to have the book ready for the printer late next week. There will also be a Kindle edition. I have also updated nearly all the books available on our Amazon Author page, with three of them getting new covers using the white on black theme used for the Paintings on Light book. One of those with a new cover is Christian Spirituality: An Anglican Perspective, which will be available in a Revised Edition in five parts (vs. 4 in the old version). The new Part 5 is dedicated to explaining how to use the print and electronic resources of the AIC to develop or enhance anyone’s personal Christian Spirituality. The cookbook will grow by 12 pages, with some new recipes and an improved recipe index with larger type.
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