The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi

I thought of this old article I saved as being appropriate for Theophania/Epiphany or the Adoration of the Magi.  This painting is by Siennese Bartolo di Fredi (c. 1330-1410) a 14th century masterpiece. The article by Mr Holland Cotter, NYTimes.  The baby’s feet must smell sweet to the rapt old king who kneels and cups them … Continue reading The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi

Goodness and Kindess really are good for you

If you ever needed proof that Science wants to dethrone God, Scientific American among others, are full of it. This one of course is a no brainer, but there are people out there proving that it is true...as I always say, the more I know of science, the more I believe in God.She opens her … Continue reading Goodness and Kindess really are good for you

Syria and Syrian Christans

The latest outrage by Assad in Syria has caught my interest as I grew up knowing a lot of Syrian - Lebanese Eastern Orthodox Christians. They had a church near Holy Cross in Brooklyn named St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church. I was in there a few times primarily for weddings. It was very pretty inside, … Continue reading Syria and Syrian Christans