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Offline ROCORWRVUK

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Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:29:00 AM »
Not sure if anyone has seen these before but we have posted links to archived images of pre-schism illuminated Gospel books from Germany, Switzerland and France on our news page: http://westernriteorthodox.weebly.com/news.html

Enjoy!

Offline livefreeordie

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Re: Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 10:36:13 AM »
Awesome, thank you!

Offline Christopher McAvoy

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Re: Pre-schism Illuminated Gospel Books
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 12:32:52 AM »
The Psalter of Frederick II is outstanding.

I'd like a facsimile of that in colour to use !

It is another excellent example of how much unity in iconography existed between East and West in the 12th century.

I'll never forget a roman catholic priest telling me that "we don't use images like that here in the west, that's very byzantine".
(Showing me his icon bought on pilgrimage to jerusalem)
I admit there's a degree of truth to this, but historically the differences are very subtle.



If that's not unity, what is?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 12:33:45 AM by Christopher McAvoy »
"and for all who are Orthodox, and who hold the Catholic and Apostolic Faith, remember, O Lord, thy servants" - yet the post-conciliar RC hierarchy is tolerant of everyone and everything... except Catholic Tradition, for modernists are as salt with no taste, to be “thrown out and trampled under foot