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Botticelli’s “Nativity”: an elusive mystery of time

By Linda Brooks Christian Biblical stories have been presented visually in numerous ways — from early symbolic scratches on hidden walls, to incredibly realistic detailed paintings, and then a return to symbolism in modern abstract paintings. But rarely does a painting transcend time in all of these genres. Such is the uniqueness of the masterpiece …

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Cathedral art exhibit aims to ‘de-colonize’ the Christ

By Episcopal Journal St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pa. is hosting a juried art exhibit at its Riverfront Gallery focused on racial justice, entitled “De-Colonizing the Christ.” Developed locally by a collaborative group of artists and community leaders, the exhibit presents 28 works of visual art that explore the identity of Jesus of Nazareth …

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Migration ministries’ affiliates prepare to welcome Afghan families

By David PaulsenEpiscopal News Service Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and its affiliates mobilized to respond to an expected increase of people fleeing from Afghanistan to the United States after the Afghan government fell to the Taliban in mid-August, expediting the end of the 20-year American presence in the country. EMM is one of nine agencies …

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