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The Basilica of Bari by BricksandStones The Basilica of Bari :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 30 8 Cathedrals of the empire by BricksandStones Cathedrals of the empire :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 117 38 Rooftops of Reszel by BricksandStones Rooftops of Reszel :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 181 37 Bells of Ballamand by BricksandStones Bells of Ballamand :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 141 36 Underwater cloisters by BricksandStones Underwater cloisters :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 177 27 Beauty is the Beast by BricksandStones Beauty is the Beast :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 121 47 Cistercian Cellars by BricksandStones Cistercian Cellars :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 266 54 Lords of Lithuania by BricksandStones Lords of Lithuania :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 111 36 Resurrection by BricksandStones Resurrection :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 97 35 The islands of Caucasus by BricksandStones The islands of Caucasus :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 175 43 Maronite Mountains by BricksandStones Maronite Mountains :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 175 36 The river island by BricksandStones The river island :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 134 34 Troglodytes prayer by BricksandStones Troglodytes prayer :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 160 64 Art in the desert by BricksandStones Art in the desert :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 158 65 Settlers in the woods by BricksandStones Settlers in the woods :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 83 22 Knights in Armenia by BricksandStones Knights in Armenia :iconbricksandstones:BricksandStones 94 27

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In Christian Catholic tradition, this is the time when Christ, who is one and the same with God, died and descended into hell only to resurrect  on the third day. This is the Harrowing of Hell - the most important and, to me at least, the most mystical holy day in Christian calendar. To be honest, it is also one of my favourites. It is the one moment when hell becomes heaven becouse those inside can rejoice in the God's presence. To me, its celebration combines, in a truly extraordinary way, the memory of suffering and humiliation of God that, at the same time, is ultimately dignifying and leads to the triumph over death. It is a type of triumph through suffering that seems so unique and noble, it is a conquest but there are no defeated enemies, no vengeance upon those who opposed and humiliated God. It is quite extraordinary really.

To celebrate Easter, I wanted to share with you this beautiful chant with wonderfully animated mosaics from the Byzantine church of the Savior in the Chora Monastery in Constantinople (currently Kariye Museum in Istanbul, Turkey). It is considered one of the master pieces of late Byzantine art  and I hope  some of you might like it.


So, I would like to wish anyone who might be reading this, a wonderful Easter – one that is filled with joy and rest. Even if you are not a Christian, I just hope you will have good time this weekend and you will get to enjoy some free time! All the best!


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The happiest time of my life was when I was doing my PhD in medieval archaeology in the UK. After I completed my research studying medieval Cyprus, I returned to Warsaw and started work as a curator of the medieval gallery in one of the museums in the city. Life is still good. Thank you for visiting my gallery - it is a pleasure to know that someone visits this little corner of the internet :)


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Placi1 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Thank you very much for the faves!
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi B&S, good to hear from you again and thanks for all the additional faves  :iconmultifaveplz:

Glad you enjoyed them all    :happybounce:    Have a good weekend my friend...
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