Just finished jogging! The best way to just relax! I got a good workout, listened to an inspirational podcast about creating a Holy Family
My mind was cleared and as I stood there drinking water thinking about nothing the song " all my hope is in Jesus" started playing in my head. Except the words were All my Trust is in Jesus!
Seriously though my brain is always in #musicalmode#jesusitrustinyou#faith#keepholdingon#running#holyfamily#raisingholychildren
Today our son finished his final day as an 8th grader. I don’t know where the time has gone, it went so fast. We can not be any prouder of him. I truly believe whatever life throws at him he will succeed 100% and we will be there every step of the way! He will be my baby boy always and forever and a mommas boy! I am so excited for this next step in life as a High Schooler! We love you so much Jacob Alexander Lawver! #MyBoy#MommasBoy#goingtohighschool#proudparents#studentathlete#Tigers#2022#HolyFamily#21#11
#AMuseumADay | @pinakotheken | Raphael, “Canigiani Holy Family”, c. 1505-1507, oil on panel, 131 x 107 cm.
He’s back! It’s been almost a month since the last ‘real’ Raphael. On May 8th we saw a ‘mostly workshop’-piece. That one dated from c. 1513, when he had become a well-established artist in need of maintaining such a workshop.
The subject is that of the Holy Family. This is a theme that barely existed before the fifteenth century. As Joseph, being Christ’s adoptive father, became more important in the Catholic church, his appearances in devotional art gradually increased. Although a Holy Family can include various people, the most common version is one with only the Virgin, Christ and Joseph. Here, however, we see some additional figures, such as Elizabeth and her son, the infant John the Baptist. All are grouped in Raphael’s famous pyramidal composition. Joseph’s importance is made extra clear, as he tops the pyramid and looks down at the women and children below. The figures are placed in a landscape with a town in the background. Could Raphael have seen or known the church tower on the left?
Unlike what we’ve seen in other works by Raphael, he painted a host of Putti in the upper left and right corners. Perhaps someone considered the painting better off without them, as they were overpainted in the eighteenth century. Only in the early 1980s was this overpainting removed and Raphael’s original composition restored.
Stephanie Buck & Peter Hohenstatt, "Raphael: Masters of Italian Art", Potsdam 2013, pp. 32-33
James Hall, "Hall's iconografisch handboek: onderwerpen, symbolen en motieven in de beeldende kunst", tr. Theo Veenhof, eds. Ilja Veldman & Leendert D. Couprie, Leiden 1992, p. 225-227
Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century. It is part of the district of the 7 Churches within Old Cairo.
Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.
The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692). The church is dedicated to Sergius and Bacchus, who were soldier-saints martyred during the 4th century in Syria by the Roman Emperor Maximian. The most interesting feature is the crypt where Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are said to have rested. The crypt is 10 meters deep and, when Nile levels are high, is often flooded.
The Church was built in the 4th century and was probably finished during the 5th century. It was burned during the fire of Fustat during the reign of Marwan II around 750. It was then restored during the 8th century, and has been rebuilt and restored constantly since medieval times; however, it is still considered to be a model of the early Coptic churches. Again, the most precious and ancient of the icons are on the southern wall. A vast central hall is divided into three naves by two rows of pilasters.