Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vs for Christians

" Voice of one crying in the wilderness." Matthew 3:13. Here at our local monastery John the Baptist baptizes Jesus. The Vulgate translation got it wrong. Should be "A voice cries: In the wilderness. . .".
"Verily, verily, I say unto you . . . " Jesus speaks many verily verilies in the New Testament.

Vicarious atonement--the redeeming of sinners by shedding blood on the cross. The Franciscan emblem shows the pierced hand of Jesus reaching out of the cloud, joining the bloody-from-stigmata hand of Francis of Assisi, and the Holy Spirit dove descending on both.
Virgin Mary in the crypt of the Dormition Abbey.

4 comments:

Jerez said...

Dina, I am blown away!

Simply amazing V work!
I have to go back and look again, so much, so much depth, and intrigue!

Miss_Yves said...

A great variety of "V"!
Miss Yves

Petunia said...

You have done a very good job on this post. A lot of interesting words that starts with V!

Well done!

Petunia's ABC

Tipper said...

I love all the Vs-great photos. Once again I feel like I've been on a mini vacation to a foreign land.