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Need your help

August 15th, 2012, Promulgated by Bernie

I’ve made requests before for reader recommendations of examples of this or that liturgical art from local churches but I don’t think I ever received anything. Well, I’m going to try again!

We’ve come to the end of the re-runs of the series on the Icons of the Great Feasts of the Church year. It originally ran in 2010, I think. So, that’s twice around looking at those icons. I’d like to do another series related to the Great Feasts (Holy Days of Obligation) but this time I think I would like to see if we can look at some works from our local churches, both Catholic and Byzantine (Eastern Catholic), in the Rochester, NY diocese.

Send me an email and nominate a local work that celebrates one of the Holy Days or Great Feasts of the Church year. Here is a list:

  1. September 8, the Nativity of the Theotokos (Mary)
  2. September 14, the Elevation of the Holy Cross
  3. November 21, the Presentation of the Theotokos
  4. December 25, the Nativity of Christ (Christmas)
  5. January 6, Theophany, the Baptism of Christ
  6. February 2, the Presentation of Christ
  7. March 25, the Annunciation
  8. The Sunday before Pascha (Easter), Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)
  9. We’ll include Pascha/Easter here but that is normally listed by itself as that is the greatest of all Feasts.
  10. Forty Days after Pascha (Easter), the Ascension of Christ
  11. Fifty Days after Pascha (Easter), Pentecost
  12. August 6, the Transfiguration
  13. August 15, the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos (Assumption of Mary Into Heaven)

The feast I will have to illustrate first, in September, is the “Nativity of Mary” (the Nativity of the All Holy Theotokos). Can you recommend a painting, sculpture, window, tapestry, vestment image, chalice image, etc. that illustrates this Great Feast? Something from one of our local churches?

Email me a good picture or the ‘what’ and ‘where’ information so I can locate it:



3 Responses to “Need your help”

  1. Raymond F. Rice says:

    South Stained Glass Window/ front of St Michaels in Rochester ; even has a likeness of Bishop Mc Quaid in it

  2. Raymond F. Rice says:

    that would be for Christmas and /or Epiphany.

  3. Bernie says:

    Thank you, Raymond!

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