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House of Eustolios, Kourion, Cyprus. Floor Mosaic, 5th c.

Nearby inscription: "This house, in place of its ancient armament of walls and iron and bronze and steel, has now girt itself with the much venerated symbols of Christ." 

Apse Mosaic
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, 9th c.

Mosaic with Christ, Saints, & the Patron, Pope Paschal I (who holds a model of the church)

Crucifixion Fresco
Mid-13th c.

Tatlarin Kilisesi, Nevşehir, Cappadocia.

Christ Pantokrator and Prophets
Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos, ca. 1310

Parekklesion, Constantinople (Istanbul). Built under the patronage of Maria Glabas.

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“Rethinking Sacred Arts” Video Collection

March 15th, 2017

The Sacred Arts Initiative’s inaugural symposium “Rethinking Sacred Arts” took place September 16-18, 2017. We were able to speak with several participants on camera, addressing some fundamental...

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Marinis Interview

March 10th, 2017

Vasileios Marinis is Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Divinity School, whose numerous publications include Architecture and Ritual in the Chu...

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Sounding the Sacred Conference May 1-4, 2017

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Krista Tippet & On Being May 25, 2017

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Byzantine Materiality Symposium 2018

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Marinis Interview

March 10th, 2017

Vasileios Marinis is Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Yale Institute of Sacr...

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