Friday, March 23, 2018

Passiontide Photopost 2018 (Part 3)

For the third part of our Passiontide photopost, we begin with something we rarely see nowadays, but which was very common in the Middle Ages. The doors of this triptych are closed to hide the images inside it at the appropriate season; in the medieval period, this was often done not just for Passiontide, but the whole of Lent. Many medieval altarpieces with closeable wings have a black and white picture of the Annunciation on the outside of the doors, (usually St Gabriel on the left, and the Virgin Mary on the right), since the feast usually occurs in Lent. This comes from the Dominican Shrine of the Holy Rosary in London, courtesy of Fr Lew.

St Dominic’s Church and Shrine of the Holy Rosary - London, England
St Paul - Birkirkara, Malta
St Vincent Seminary - Latrobe, Pennsylvania
White on the altar for St Joseph’s day.
St Francis de Sales - Benedict, Maryland
St Agnes - St Paul, Minnesota
Immaculate Conception - New York City
Old St Patrick Oratory - Kansas City, Missouri (ICKSP)
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Peoria, Illinois
Our Lady of the Sacred HeartParish - Cebu City, Philppine Islands
St Lawrence - Laurence Harbor, New Jersey
Our Lady of Ransom - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
St Barnabas- O’Fallon, Missouri
home altar - Lake Forest, Illinois
St Joseph - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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