Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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Let us not underestimate the achievements of the Duchy of Burgundy. Re the religious inheritance of the same, I am posting an image of Rogier van der Weyden’s triptych of the Seven Sacraments, painted in 1440-1444, which shows you fairly realistically how those wonderful churches operated at that time. As you see, the chancel is completely cut off from the nave by the Rood Screen, outside of which a nave altar has been erected for the faithful. WIthin the chancel, the offices and Mass were attended to by the Chapter of Canons attending on the church. The religious intensity of van der Weyden is clearly conveyed. Let us ot forget either that the low countries were birth place of the devotio moderna, typified by Thomas a Kempis’ little book The Imitation of Christ

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