Posts Tagged ‘cathedral’

Stavanger Cathedral Built Over Viking Settlement, New Evidence Suggests

Archaeologists digging below the floors of the spectacular  Stavanger Cathedral  on Norway’s southwestern coast unearthed new evidence revealing more about the church site’s complex past. While excavating in crawl spaces below the church’s northern section, they found an assortment of animal bones, buried in a layer of darkened earth that showed other signs of human […]

New Masked Carving in St Albans Cathedral Restoration is Distasteful

St Albans Cathedral in Hertfordshire is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain and work to restore its rare medieval shrine has just been completed. But the addition of a new carving wearing a face mask is both tacky and distasteful and is akin to the masked Santa and Easter Bunny merchandise and […]

Elie Wiesel to Be the First Jew Honored With a Bust in National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Washington’s National Cathedral, known for its role during presidential inaugurations and other days of national import, is honoring Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust memoirist with a bust, making him the first Jew to be so honored. Or maybe not the first, depending on where you sit. “I would say […]

Elie Wiesel to be ‘first 20th century Jew’ honored with bust in Washington’s National Cathedral

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Reflecting the Divine: Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, France

The sun’s rays entering the nearly 27,000 square feet of stained glass windows of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral create thousands of colored shards that bathe the interior in ethereal beauty. But beyond this earthly splendor, every one of the more than 175 glorious stained glass windows inspire and encourage worshipers to venerate the Virgin Mary and look […]

Police: Protesters Graffiti St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC on New Year’s Day

Approximately 150 protesters blocked traffic Friday in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, and someone graffitied the front of the church, according to police. Officers responded to the disorderly group gathered at 51st Street and Fifth Avenue at about 1:30 a.m., the New York Post reported. Freelance reporter Oliya Scootercaster tweeted video footage of the demonstration, […]

Police kill gunman at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was fatally shot in the head by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday afternoon after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said. A detective, a sergeant and an officer fired 15 rounds after the […]

Man shot dead by police after opening fire outside New York cathedral after Christmas carol concert

A gunman has been shot dead by police after firing semiautomatic handguns from the steps of a New York City cathedral following a Christmas carol concert. The gunman was brandishing two weapons and fired on police officers providing security for St John the Divine Cathedral in Harlem on Sunday afternoon. After the concert finished the […]

Man Shot Near NYC Cathedral After Allegedly Firing on Officers

A man was shot just prior to 4 p.m. Sunday near New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine after allegedly firing on officers. The New York Times reports that church was scheduled to hold a “Christmas caroling event about 45 minutes before the shooting.” Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer tweeted: There has been […]

Hidden Medieval Portrait Discovered in a Famous Spanish Cathedral

Imagine finding a selfie carved in stone in the high darkness of a medieval church! While working in one of the most famous churches in Europe, a British art historian discovered exactly that. She found a hidden medieval portrait of a stonemason in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain. This medieval portrait is […]

Ancient Skills Used to Raise Roof at Notre Dame Cathedral

On April 15 2019, Notre Dame cathedral , in Paris, France was destroyed by the flames of a horrible electrical fire. Soon after, scientists from the French national research organization (CNRS) announced a multimillion-euro restoration project of the 850-year-old Catholic treasure. This complex, and very expensive restoration project, was to include a full study and […]

Syrian city lays foundation for replica of Hagia Sophia cathedral

By News Desk -2020-09-06 BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The city of Al-Sqaylabiyeh in western Hama witnessed the foundation of the stone laying ceremony for the symbolic Hagia Sophia Church, which will be a replica of the mother cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Turkey. The ceremony was held the presence of Syrian and Russian officials, in addition […]

France: African Refugee Admits to Setting Fire to Nantes Cathedral

Blacks are trying to burn down Western civilization. Daily Mail: A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral.   The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and […]

UK: Sheffield Cathedral to Disband Choir for Not Being ‘Diverse’ Enough

The anti-whiteness of our institutions is reaching new heights. Now they’re closing down iconic church choirs for not having enough brown people. The Guardian: In a break with centuries of tradition, Sheffield cathedral is to stand down its choir in order to make a “completely fresh start” with a new team of choristers that reflects and engages […]

250,000 Muslims flock to Moscow’s cathedral mosque for Eid prayer (PHOTOS)

Despite being one of the largest in Europe, the mosque in Moscow can only accommodate about 10,000 people, so the majority of believers placed their prayer mats on the streets outside the building. The authorities cordoned off the entire area to traffic for the occasion. Moscow police deployed 3,000 officers to preserve order near the […]

Moslems Try to Reconquer Cathedral in Spain, Authorities and UN Helping Them

SpartacusDaily Stormer June 20, 2017 Originally a Visigothic Christian Church built in the 7th century, the building was demolished and turned into a mosque when the ragheads invaded. After over 500 years, it was taken back by the Spaniards and converted into a Catholic Cathedral. Since the year 2000 Moslems have been […]

Arctic diving & igloo building: RT follows Russian troops on ‘typical day’ near North Pole

A secure shelter would be certainly handy if, say, a blizzard was on its way, RT’s Roman Kosarev explained as he watched the soldiers diligently construct a snow hut. An igloo is made from rectangular blocks which are then carefully arranged. It takes about two or three hours of work to build one which can […]

Private plane plunges into Sao Paulo downtown, killing 7 on board & injuring 1 on ground

The plane crashed at around 3:20pm local time (6:20pm GMT), shortly after taking off from Campo de Marte airport, authorities have announced. All six of the aircraft’s passengers as well as the pilot were killed in the accident. According to local fire department officials, only one person inside the buildings which had been struck by […]

Indigenous Women Lead Fight Against Climate Change In Latin America

Print Friendly Above Photo: Corbis Why should U.S. Latinas care about this issue? It is having an effect on our lives right now. Our families in Central and South America and the Caribbean are becoming climate refugees. If we do nothing, we’re giving up animals, forests, mountains and beaches that are rich with life and history. […]

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