Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Last Supper...

As in a 6th Century book of the Gospels - note the fact that Christ and the apostles are reclining.
As portrayed by Duccio - note the paschal lamb and the piece of cloth draped in the right background
A very European depiction from Bouts.

Holy Thursday in Rome
This evening is one of the finest to walk around Rome. The various churches all prepare a elaborately decorated altars of repose (each known as a 'sepolcro' or sepulchre) and it is the custom of natives and vistors alike to stroll from church to church under the light of the nissan moon and pay respect to the Blessed Sacrament at each church they visit.

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