Category: Holy Stories

Come forth!
14 September 2018   |    Codex Purpureus

Here we are with another marvelous illumination from the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis: Lazarus' resurrection. The illuminated folio was sadly deeply damaged by both the passing of time and the early XX-century restoration, which mostly affected the peculiar…

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SAINT MARK AND SOPHIA
12 September 2018   |    Codex Purpureus

Starting today, Folia Magazine will be taking you on a journey of discovery through the pages of the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, shown here for the first time in high definition. The Codex includes 13 illuminations regarding…

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St. Theodora of Alexandria
11 September 2018   |    Holy Stories

A woman dressing as a man in order to achieve something that was usually not allowed to women. How many works of fiction came to your mind just by reading this simple line alone? Cross-dressing has…

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NATIVITY OF THE VIRGIN
8 September 2018   |    Holy Stories

The Church celebrates today, exactly 9 months after that of the Immaculate Conception, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although being one of the main festivities in Christianity, the birth of Mary…

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SAINT DUNSTAN OF CANTERBURY
19 May 2018   |    Devilries

« St Dunstan, as the story goes, Once pull'd the devil by the nose With red-hot tongs, which made him roar, That he was heard three miles or more. » (Folk rhyme)   May 19 is the…

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SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
29 April 2018   |    Holy Stories

  April 29 is the feast day of Saint Catherine of Siena, patron saint of Italy (along with St. Francis of Assisi) and Europe (together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Bridget of…

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SAINT GEORGE
23 April 2018   |    Holy Stories

The Church celebrates today the feast day of Saint George. Being one of the most popular and venerated Saints in Christianity, George is also very frequently depicted in many medieval manuscripts: although many are the…

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LAST SUPPER
29 March 2018   |    Holy Stories

"Last Supper", historiated initial "C", cutting from a Florentine Gradual, ms. M.653, no. 4 (II.25), between 1392 and 1399, Pierpont Morgan Library, Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, New York.   The illumination we present on…

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