Master of Saint Giles - The Mass of Saint Giles; National Gallery, London, England; c.1500
(I am always fascinated by depictions of the medieval liturgy. Note the cushion for the book and the veils on the riddels. Also, is that a furry dalmatic the server is wearing? I confess that I am bit confused)
Also note the lack of altar candles and the elevation torch which the server holds.
It was common in the middle ages for laymen to serve mass in their own clothes (what we call “street dress” nowadays) if you look at the central panel of Van der Weyden’s Seven Sacraments altarpiece, you can see the very same being done. Ditto for the torch, which is the precursor for the modern day Sanctus Candle.
Macedonian orthodox church, St Ilija, Melbourne
Saghmosavank is a 13th-century Armenian church/monastic complex located in the village of Saghmosavan and situated atop a gorge carved by the Kasagh river.
Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
Photos: Art in Faith
Easter Vigil at the London Oratory
This fucking show