Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Holy Trinity, Allen, Co. Kildare
Just looking at the designs of the chancel ceiling one noticed these angels:
On the subject of the gestures of the hands, it should be noted that these express theological ideas:
1. the crossed hands express awe, wonderment, adoration, proschenesis in the presence of God;
2. the outstreached hands depict the very ancient orant gesture (much evident in the Roman catacombs) expressing the idea of prayer to God;
3. The thurible represents thusis or worship of the divine Being.
So, nothing left to chance.And, I am not quite sure of the rather mathematical three + 1 solution to the thurifying angels.