The Architectural History of the Christian Church, Volume 60 (Google eBook)

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A. R. Mowbray, 1908 - Architecture and history - 167 pages
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Page 116 - St. Peter, which he had built ; namely, a likeness of the Virgin Mary and of the twelve Apostles, with which he intended to adorn the central nave, on boarding placed from one wall to the other ; also some figures from ecclesiastical history for the south wall, and others from the Revelation of St. John for the north wall ; so that every one who entered the church, even if they could not read, wherever they turned their eyes, might have before them the amiable countenance of Christ and his saints...
Page 118 - The body of the church was likewise surrounded on all sides by pentices and porticos, which, with the most wonderful artifice, were divided above and below by walls and winding stairs. Within these winding passages, and over them, were stairs and galleries of stone, and various ways for ascending and. descending, so ingeniously contrived, that a vast multitude of persons might be there, and pass round the church without being visible to any one in the nave below.
Page 4 - These are excavated deep in the earth ; and contain on either hand, as you enter, the bodies of the dead, buried in the wall. It is all so dark there, that the language of the prophet seems to be fulfilled, 'Let them go down quick into hell.
Page 93 - Along its altar screen are deposited the most sacred pictures of Russia : that, painted by the Metropolitan Peter; this, sent by the Greek Emperor Manuel ; that, brought by Vladimir from Kherson. High in the cupola is the chapel, where, as at the summit of the Russian Church, the Russian Primates were elected. In the depth of the throne, behind the altar, is the sacred picture which commemorates the original rock of Kieff, whence the see of Moscow was hewn. Round the walls are buried the Primates...
Page 112 - In that city also he appointed the see of the bishopric of his instructor and bishop, Paulinus. But as soon as he was baptized, he took care, by the direction of the same Paulinus, to build in the same place a larger and nobler church of stone, in the midst whereof that same oratory which he had first erected should be enclosed.
Page 114 - Within the inclosure were two houses, of which one was an oratory or small chapel, and the other for the common uses of a habitation; and of these the walls were in great part formed by digging away the earth inside and outside, and the roofs were made of unhewn timber thatched with hay. Outside the inclosure, and at the entrance to the island, was a larger house for the accommodation of religious visitors, and not far from it a fountain of water.
Page ii - Edited by the REV. PERCY DEARMER, MA l6mo. Profusely Illustrated. Cloth, 1/6 net. 1. THE ORNAMENTS OF THE MINISTERS. By the Rev. PERCY DEARMER, MA 2. CHURCH BELLS. By HB WALTERS, MA, FSA 3. THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. By AG HILL, MA, FSA 4. CHURCH MUSIC. By the Rev. MAURICE F. BEI.L, MA 5. GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND. By the Rev. E. HERMITAGE DAY, DD, FSA 6.
Page 116 - Fifthly, he brought with him pictures of sacred representations, to adorn the church of St Peter, which he had built ; namely, a likeness of the Virgin Mary and of the twelve apostles, with which he intended to adorn the central nave, on boarding placed from one wall to the other ; also some figures from ecclesiastical history for the south wall, and others from the Revelation of St John for the north wall ; so that...
Page 95 - This small structure was finished in the one-and-thirtieth year after our Saviour's passion, having little of ornament in the figure, but very remarkable for the Divine presence, and the beauty of holiness : and this being the first church in this island, the Son of God was pleased to grace it with a particular distinction, dedicating it himself in honour of -his mother.

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