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

Sandro Botticelli, “Nativity of Jesus,” 1500-1501, National Gallery, London. Image/Wikimedia 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…

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What did Jesus really look like?

The ethnicity of Jesus in art has changed over the centuries, influenced by cultural settings. Photo composite/Wikimedia Commons By Joan Taylor Everyone knows how to recognize Jesus. He is portrayed in art, film and literature in much the same way. His image is found repeatedly in countless churches and Christian buildings….

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

The artwork, “Pantocrator in Black and Brown,” mixed media, by Brian Behm from Chapel Hill, N.C., was awarded Best in Show. Photos/courtesy of St. Stephen’s Cathedral 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…

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Migration ministries’ affiliates prepare to welcome Afghan families

EMM affiliate Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven, Conn., helps find housing for Afghan immigrants. Photo/Courtesy IRIS 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…

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Kelly Latimore: Iconographer of a new “imago dei”

“Mama,” 36 x 48 in., 2020 All paintings gouache and gold leaf on board. Photos/courtesy of the artist By Pamela A. Lewis Any lingering ideas we might hold about artists who paint — or, more precisely, write — icons quickly disappear when we meet iconographer Kelly Latimore and his large body…

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In North Texas, Episcopalians take a deep breath

  A previous service at All Saints Episcopal Church before the property was removed from the congregation. Photo/Courtesy of Diocese of North Texas By Katie Sherrod Sherrod Let’s talk about what makes a “real church.” In 2008, the former bishop of this diocese and many diocesan leaders…

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