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Louis-Emile Durandelle  Sculpture “La science”  entre 1874 et 1890 épreuve sur papier albuminé  Musée d’Orsay

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Иллюстрации британского художника Cecil Doughty.

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This is the “n” of “Nazarean”, tagged on the walls of christian houses in Mosul (Iraq), before they were forced to exile and their cathedral was burned. There’s a genocide going on there, right now.

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The library belonging to the abbey St Peter in the Black Forest.

(yes, it’s actually called that and yes, it actually exists, it’s not a stage prop for some Disney film)

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Quentin Massys, Bust of Christ, 16th century

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We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(Partial Indulgence) 

V. Make me worthy to praise thee, O Sacred Virgin.

R. Grant me strength against thine enemies.

V. Blessed be God in His Saints.

R. Amen.

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An icon of the Theotokos, “She who ripens the grain”, commissioned by Elder Ambrose of Optina in 1890

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