Tag: Christianity

Christ’s victory over death.

For millions of Christians across the world this weekend, Easter isn’t just about the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs. Traditionally, […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

The Mysterious Mary Magdalene.

Mary Magdalene is to simply put it an enigma. She is one of the more fascinating characters or persons from […]

Masterclass in Byzantine Mosaics (Part 1)

Who would have thought that a tiny small square piece of stone, glass or pottery called tesserae would have such […]

The Great Persecution

The first truly organised persecution of Christians came after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD under the Emperor […]

The Nativity of Jesus in Byzantine art.

There is no doubt that the Christ Pantocrator, Marian art and the passion of Christ are some of the most […]

The Maccabees, a long-lost tomb and that curious Byzantine mosaic cross that adorns it.

Over the past few days I have been reading reports about what could quite possibly be the rediscovery of the […]

Julian the Apostate

By the end of Constantine’s reign, there were an estimated twenty-four million Christians living in the Roman Empire. These numbers […]

Celebrating St. Nicholas: the Story of the Three Condemned Innocents.

The reign of Constantine The Great was not always stable. Borders had to be protected, laws enforced and if unrest […]

The Monastery of Saint Catherine.

Lying on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the beautiful St. Catherine’s monastery today is still one of the oldest working […]