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Saturday, 25 April 2015

The First Permutation of the Recusant Chapel

Everything except two things were donated by friends of the blog. God bless you all. Still need things mentioned in last post, but not immediately.

Here are a few photos of St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs, in Ephesus.

One can see how a portable altar can fit on top of this table easily, or a higher one.. Some of the prie dieux. The rugs are borrowed, but lovely and from Egypt.

Three of the four prie dieux.

The fourth one is a blond wood, but also high quality.

The magnificent candle holders are a great addition. The lead crystal holders are temporary until I get the brass ones someone sent to me--late in the mail. Eventually, the icons will be on the wall above the altar area, with additions.

Blurred photo, too bad,  of a stunning Spanish Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Divine Mercy. The Divine Mercy will be removed today and the table will be for Mary. Only real flowers go on "altars", and potted plants according to rules do not belong in churches or chapels..only cut flowers.

Overview of this chapel. Huge donated Nativity scene above-one cannot see how lovely it is and I put it out just to show you all today.

The black candlesticks are borrowed. One cannot see the lovely Infant of Prague made by the Polish women and here and some of these things will be put away until certain liturgical times. Angels stay out, of course. The two gray ones are from the Vatican Observatory Collection and are replicas of statues in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo.

 OK, better photo of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel corner above. I need linens for tables.

The Immaculate Heart will go in another room. It was given to me by some sweet nuns. The large Mary, Our Lady of Grace, is unfinished in painting, as the person who started it, sadly, died. I shall have to find a statue restorer. Real flowers were donated as well. One of the vases is a Tiffany, also donated.

Sorry about the blurry photos. Someone took these for me and just sent them.

Beginnings....the very large icon, (please pray for this to soon arrive asap-the company was dishonest about the time frame and I am under constraints), would go above the altar area.  As less is more, some of these things will be stored in a chest until the appropriate liturgical time.

I have some icons in storage, including a very large one of the Rublev Trinity, which a nun gave STS years ago. It is too heavy to send him. I hope I can get these, God willing.