I was very excited to find this #misericord
These medieval style of carving is found underneath folding chairs in a church. Carvings can be anything from birds and plants to humorous objects. And this pew had one of these naughty images underneath one of the seats #england
🇬🇧 Древняя вырезка на деревянных полках, размещенных под церковным стульями. Обычным мотивом на таких вырезках были птички и растения, а, иногда, как в данном случае, и что-то позабавнее #англия #тьюксбери
Happy new year/ Bonne Année 🎉❤️❤️
My New Years résolution for you all is to search for Gods grace in your life. It’s easy to complain and worry but even easier to forget that God is watching over you and is going to guide you through all trials and tribulations. Before giving up on anything,anyone, or even yourself this year ask is this the devil trying to tempt me or is this God testing me ? What is the silver lining? Am I lacking faith ? Who can I turn to?
Like I’ve said before my aim for this account is to share Bible verses that help me in hopes that they can help you too. I’m not here to impose or condemn but to comfort and give bidaily motivation. This year I hope to be more active here , I will organize takeovers , giveaways, and definitely post more frequently. Stay tuned for bidaily encouragement , love you all ! ❤️🙏🏾 #dailydevotional #dailydevotion #christianity #love #beauty #fear #purpose #achieve #spiritual #motivation #blessed #bless #jesus #jesuschrist #faith #dieu #croit #croyance #chretien #chretienlifestyle #misericord
Prior: The Abbot is sending you on a pilgrimage to Rome.
Monk: I don’t want to go.
Prior: Why not? It’s an honour to be chosen for such a journey.
Monk: I’m a simple man of the cloth, I prefer the solitude of my cell.
Prior: Surely, you can pray while traveling.
Monk: No, there are too many distractions.
Prior: You don’t have a choice Friar Elie, you have to go.
Monk: But why me?
Prior: Apparently, you’ve been spending too many days in the misericord room.
Monk: I was confined there against my will… it took me two weeks to recover from the hot wax burns I suffered unjustly.
Prior: (whispering) It was the Dean’s will after he found a copy of your book of poetry in the scriptorium.
Monk: It’s a book of recipes, not poetry.
Prior: You like to cook?
Monk: Let’s just say I like to fraternise.
Prior: I’m intrigued… what does that mean?
Monk: How do I know you’re not going to rat me out to the Abbot?
Prior: Meet me at the cellarium after vespers and I will prove to you that you can trust me.
(later in the cellarium)
Prior: (whispering) Friar Elie… over here.
Prior: Shhh, keep your voice down.
Monk: What’s that you’re holding?
Prior: A pizza recipe.
Monk: May I see it?
Prior: Only if you promise not to show it to the Abbot.
Monk: I promise.
Prior: Here it is.
Monk: (after reading the recipe to himself) It looks more like a riddle.
Prior: Oh, I think it’s pretty clear.
Monk: Do tell.
Prior: This recipe calls for friarelli and salsiccia.
Monk: What kind of salsiccia?
Prior: Come closer and I will show you.
#italian #neapolitan #pizza #recipe
#salsiccia #friarielli #friarelli
#cimadirapa #broccoletti #rapini
The glorious choir stalls of St Gertrude's church in Leuven.
The choir stalls were commissioned in 1540 by the abbott of St Gertrude's abbey, and made - probably among others - by Mathys de Wayere from Brussels. Strikingly, de Wayere brought with him his own workmen, who weren't members of the woodsculptors guild in Leuven; this led to a court case which even landed de Wayere in prison for a short while! Luckily, however, the choir stalls were eventually finished, and now they are regarded as a masterpiece of late gothic sculpture.
In 1944, a German bomb was dropped on the church, and the choir was completely destroyed - including the stalls. Almost immediately the rubble was searched for every last piece of wood, and during the next 10 (!) years the stalls were meticulously reconstructed. To illustrate the incredible craftsmanship of the restauration: one tiny head, on one of the misercords, just a centimeter big, consists of 5 pieces of wood just a few millimetres wide! Thus, even though in less thorough hands they could have been lost forever, the stalls are as beautiful now as they have ever been, and - even more importantly - still almost entirely original.
#leuven #louvain #gothic #gothicart #gothicarchitecture #choirstalls #choir #stalls #wood #sculpture #medieval #middleages #woodwork #woodworking #abbey #restauration #1540 #1944 #guild #prison #reconstruction #craftsmanship #craft #masterpiece #misericord #misericords
On Saint David’s Cathedral built 1181 ..One of many misercords on the Quire... do love these carvings ..not easy to capture..on my knees and was taken by some visitors that I was praying.....nearly was..trying to get up .. a misericord being a ledge from the underside of a hinged seat in a Quire stall which, when the seat is turned upwards it gives support to someone standing who wishes to take a quick break for the legs..well worth searching out... #wales #saintdavids #catherdral #misericord #boat
One of the misericords of Lancaster Priory’s choir stalls. ‘Misericord’ ultimately derives from the Latin misericors, meaning ‘compassionate’. These ledge-like seats gave monks something to perch on during long services when they were meant to be standing. As they were usually folded down they weren’t often seen or scrutinised, so their carving is often more adventurous than in other areas of a church. -
The scene in this misericord has been identified as a baptism. A man and woman kneel to the right of the font, while a priest (with a mutilated head) anoints them. The figures on the left are nuns in habits. The embroidery is the work of the priory’s own broderers. -
#Lancaster #LancasterPriory #misericord #gothic #architecture #gothicarchitecture #medieval #church #history #Lancashire #heritage
The 15th century misericords in the Abbatiale d'Hastière (Abbey church of Hastière) are the oldest in Belgium. The carvings are quite nice. The first one symbolizes Marriage so adequately, with all the stress it brings along 😉
The abbey was founded in the 11th century on the banks of the Meuse river in the south of Belgium. The church of the monastery was built from 1033 to 1035 in the so-called Mosan-Romanesque style.
This pious place was the scene of a shocking murder, back in 1199. The times were turbulent, the Crusades were organized everywhere creating tensions between monasteries and abbeys. To solve the quarrels at the Hastière abbey, the dean of a neighbouring school, Walhère, is sent in by the prince-bishops of Liège. After he has appeased the spirits he is brought back at night, by boat, by one of the vicars. In the middle of the river, the latter kills Walhère with a violent stroke of an oar on the head and then throws his body in the Meuse.
At the place the body is found, a fountain springs up in the river, which never dries up. Although never canonized by the catholic church, Saint Walhère is venerated across the region. In at least three villages, each year processions proceeded by fanfares are held around his dying day, 23rd of June. These attract large crowds, afterwards enjoying a very lively fair which goes on for days. If this might cause any headaches, Saint Walhère can be invoked to cure them!
Between 1260 and 1264 the abbey church was enlarged by replacing the Romanesque apse with a larger Gothic choir and apse. In 1793 the monks were expelled and the monastery was destroyed. Only the church survived, as a parish church devoted to Saint Peter.
#abbatiale #hastiere #belgium #loves_united_belgium #art_creative_pictures #super_art_channel #be_one_architecture
#traveling_arte #fa_sacral #be_one_sacro
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A few pre-Reformation remains from St Nicholas, North Walsham: panels from two separate screens (each largely destroyed) and a wonderfully lively wildman, clutching his cudgel.
· Wintringham, St. Peter ·
Misericords are the name given to the shelves or ledges added to the underside of seats, provided for clergymen to lean against as they sung the divine offices of the medieval church. Throughout England and Europe there are some astonishing and sometimes frankly by our standards, bizarre images drawn straight from the medieval imagination to be seen beneath these seats. As priests didn't really require them for the performance of Mass, misericords don't often appear in parish churches as often as they do in cathedrals or collegiate churches. So why are they at Wintringham? These misericords are Victorian. Following the various religious reforms of the 16th century, changes to the liturgy of the established church meant that misericords were no longer needed. With the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s, their numbers began to diminish. A new liturgy was shaping and reordering the church interior, and so they largely disappeared (Laud tried to reintroduce them in the 1630s) only to be brought back in the 1800's when the Victorians ushered in their own church reforms. A wave of medievalism gripped the nation, affecting a great many aspects of Victorian life from architecture, art, philosophy and religion. The need for a choir returned to the church and the woodcarver was once again turning his tools to the images of the weird and wonderful.