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The Chair of St. Peter

On February 22, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostles. Why have a feast for a chair? This Artspeaks answers why.

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St. John Lateran Basilica

The basilica is the official seat of the Pope, and therefore mother church of all churches. It is quite interesting how its interior architecture shows, in a very visual way how the Church is founded on Peter and the Apostles.

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Dance of Death

The Dance of Death was a somewhat morbid fresco that could be found in early churches. This ArtSpeaks explains what it is and why churches would have them in their walls.

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Song of Songs

The Song of Songs in the Old Testament tells of a husband and her groom longing to be physically romantic with each other. It is an allegory of God's relationship with his people; Christ, with his Church.

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The Rossano Gospels: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Rossano Gospels is an illuminated manuscript that illustrates Jesus as the Good Samaritan. This Art Speaks hands down what the Church Fathers think about this parable and how it sees the importance of the Church.

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Tree of Life

The Tree of Life mosaic in the Basilica of San Clemente expresses that the Church is the Bride of Christ, a source of nourishment through its sacraments, and a Communion of Saints. It is the blood from the side of Christ that waters the tree...

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St. Peter's Square

One of the four marks of the Church established by Christ is her universality. The Church is also thought of as a mother. Bernini uses architecture to express both of these ideas when he designed the Tuscan Colonnades that embrace St. Peter's Square...

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