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The Shadow of the Bell Tower

A little before sunset, the shadow of the bell tower is projected on the east wall, while the cross mounted at the west end of the basilica goes into silhouette.

Glass Reflections

The panels of coloured glass in the outer doors of the basilica create patterns of colour on the inlaid marble floor of the narthex.

Be a Bezaleel of the Spiritual Tabernacle

A diagram of the tabernacle from the eleventh century manuscript Sinai Greek 1186.

We read in the Book of Exodus that a thick cloud descended upon Mount Sinai, with thunders and lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud. Moses went up to the top of the mount and was there forty days […]

Late Afternoon Sunbeam

During Small Compline, the late afternoon sun shone for just a moment on the inlaid marble and hardstone floor in front of the right chanting stand.