Monday, April 09, 2007

Monastic liturgy in the Holy Land

There are some very nice looking photos from the Sisters of Bethlehem Monastery in Beth Gemal, Israel including some of their Holy Week celebrations.

Unfortunately the images are copyrighted, so I can't show you any here. Suffice it to say, from what I saw, they look quite beautiful.

The altar arrangement is different in some ways that we are accustomed to. The tabernacle is a hanging dove tabernacle, which is wonderful. The altar is rather smaller than seems best proportioned, but the altar canopy is quite a nice feature of course.

Very interesting photographs.

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