A short, 11-minute tribute to St. Bartholomew is now available on our You Tube channel and also linked from the Digital Library page at the AIC web site. St. Bartholomew/Nathanael is honored on August 24th.
There are multiple illustrations, including this c. 1190 A.D. bas relief from the West Portal at the Basilica of St. Trophime, Arles, France (the other half of the pair was used to illustrate the episode on St. James). Other illustration are a detail from Michaelangelo’s The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican; a statue by Pierre le Gros at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome; an early 20th C. picture of a now-abandoned monastery named after St. Bartholomew on the Turkey/Armenia border; a painting by Dosso Dossi; and a photograph of a church in Rome where his remains are found.
In other news, I was not able to produce the first episode of The Lord’s Prayer: Phrase-by-phrase because I do not yet have permission to use a choral chant from an Orthodox church in Oklahoma singing the Trisagion Prayer (which I planned to use in conjunction with the explanation of the meaning of Thy Will Be Done….
I have started work on The Nicene Creed and can report having found some excellent illustrative material about Emperor Constantine and the city of Nicea in the 19th and 20th Century which will help provide the historical setting for the calling of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in 325 A.D.
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