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20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns: With Complete Instructions for Pattern Making, Sewing, and Professional Finishing

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20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns: With Complete Instructions for Pattern Making, Sewing, and Professional Finishing
$16.95
20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns is a step-by-step guide for making patterns to make beautiful, unique and affordable vestments. It takes the mystery out of vestment making and makes sewing vestments a joy. In this book, you will find step-by-step instructions for making your own vestment patterns, sewing the vestments, and finishing your vestments with the professional touch. For beginning and experienced seamstresses and tailors alike, 20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns will enable the creation of clerical vestments, deacon's wear, choir stoles, and much more. Included in the book are patterns and instructions to make: Preaching Stoles, Overlay and Tapered Stoles, Curved Stoles, Traveling/Visitation Stoles, Wedding Stoles, Rainbow Stoles, Tippets, Deacon's Stoles, Byzantine Deacon's Stoles, Reversible Choir Stoles, Chasubles with plain necklines and rolled collars, Dalmatics with plain necklines and rolled collars, Albs with plain necklines and rolled collars, Hooded Albs, Scapulars, Surplices, Cottas, and Hooded Amices. For the experienced artist, 20 Simple and Elegant Vestment Patterns is full of ideas, hints and tips for how to give your vestments the truly professional touch.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781439271810
Publication Date: 
2010-06-16
Publisher: 
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Angels: In Catholic Teaching and Tradition

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Angels: In Catholic Teaching and Tradition
$16.95
From Scripture, Fathers & Doctors of the Church, St. Thomas, official pronouncements, holy writers. Their creation, test, fall, nature, powers, duties, Saints who conversed with, nine choirs, famous Angels, etc. 189 Pp. PB. Impr.(Formerly: Beyond Space).
ISBN/SKU: 
9780895555151
Publication Date: 
1994-12-01
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Tan Books

Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image

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Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image
$26.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780881414394
Publication Date: 
2013-12-31

Church Vestments: Their Origin

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Church Vestments: Their Origin
$18.95
The Christian church's earliest vestments were hardly distinguishable from the everyday dress of ordinary people in ancient Rome, but in time, ecclesiastical dress acquired its own distinguishing characteristics. This comprehensive reference by noted English costume authority Herbert Norris traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the end of the 1400s.
The meticulously researched text is enhanced by more than 270 of the author's own illustrations, including 8 in full color, adapted from originals but specially redrawn to accentuate essential features of the garments. The vestments are treated in the approximate order of their appearance in liturgical ritual, beginning with the simple alb and including the pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, mitre, and many other items. Footwear, crosses, headgear, rings, gloves, and other accessories are also depicted and described in detail. Replete with fascinating historical facts and lore, this volume is an indispensable reference for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the history of ecclesiastical attire.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486422565
Publication Date: 
2017-05-17
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Dover Publications

Church Vestments: Their Origin, Use, and Ornament, Practically Illustrated

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Church Vestments: Their Origin, Use, and Ornament, Practically Illustrated
$29.99

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781363032525
Publication Date: 
2016-08-26
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Wentworth Press

Clerical Vestments: Ceremonial Dress of the Church

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Clerical Vestments: Ceremonial Dress of the Church
$16.99

Churches up and down the United Kingdom have some remarkable collections of the most exquisitely embroidered clothing which are part of our hidden heritage. Our cathedrals hold in their treasuries some of the most beautiful textile pieces ever produced in Europe and beyond. There is a whole fascinating history to these priestly vestments and how they developed for use in our churches here in Britain and the West of Europe. This book touches on the tradition and mysticism which surrounds church vestments and the role these garments continue to play in the 'theatre' of church, how colour and ornament were and are still used as visual symbols of Christian faith. Sarah Bailey explores both historical and contemporary production of clerical vestments including some of the practicalities of design, the symbolism of colour, the sourcing of fabrics and the embroiderers themselves.

TOC: Introduction /The London Season /Origins and 'rules' /The ritual of court presentation /How to be a debutante /Parties /Famous debutantes /The last debutantes /Index

ISBN/SKU: 
9780747812210
Publication Date: 
2013-06-18
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Shire Publications

Color Your Own Angels in Art Masterpieces

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Color Your Own Angels in Art Masterpieces
$4.99
Depicted as cherubs, heavenly messengers, purveyors of celestial music, guardians, and companions, angels are among the most popular subjects painted by the world's greatest artists. This coloring book offers a fresh approach to this very old subject.
Thirty ready-to-color illustrations -- adapted by Marty Nobel from superb works by Renaissance masters as well as brilliant seventeenth- to twentieth-century artists --depict this eternally appealing subject. Included are angelic figures by Botticelli, Raphael, Fra Angelico, Bouguereau, Evelyn de Morgan, Michele Tosini, and Brune-Jones, among others.
Brimming with divine creatures, this outstanding coloring book will delight would-be artists of all ages. Captions are included and all paintings are shown in full color on the covers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486430386
Publication Date: 
2003-11-21
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Dover Publications

Explanation of the Construction, Furniture and Ornaments of a Church, of the Vestments of the Clergy, and of the Nature and Ceremonies of the Mass

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Explanation of the Construction, Furniture and Ornaments of a Church, of the Vestments of the Clergy, and of the Nature and Ceremonies of the Mass
$25.99
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.

As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.







ISBN/SKU: 
9781298714725
Publication Date: 
2015-08-11
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Andesite Press

Foxe's Book of Martyrs (And Edited with Commentary)

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Foxe's Book of Martyrs (And Edited with Commentary)
$29.99

An updated and modernized edition of the unparalleled classic with resurgent relevance for the twenty-first century

Foxe's Book of Martyrs is one of the most influential and well-known books in history, as well as one of the top-sellers of the past, right up there with the Bible itself. Immensely popular in Foxe's own sixteenth century, its influence has been felt throughout literature. Copies of the original text (Acts and Monuments) were chained beside the Bible in churches of England, and even sailed with English pirates.

This was not a book designed to comfort, but instead to present the truth of the persecution faced by Protestant Christians in hostile environments. The inscription from the 1563 edition--now commonly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs--indicates the gravity of the task: "[In] latter and perilous days . . . the great persecutions and horrible troubles . . . [are here] gathered and collected according to true copies and writings . . . of the parties themselves that suffered." Foxe was committed to commemorating the ultimate sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the sake of their faith.

Paul L. Maier brings his exceptional mind for history to bear on Foxe's work in this new edition. While abridgement of the original 2,100 pages was necessary, Maier does include every martyr, and text was changed only where modern readers may not readily understand the original archaic wording.

John Foxe (1516-1587) was an academic and zealous student of the Scriptures, leading to his persecution as a Protestant by the Catholic rulers of his day. Beyond his work in pastoral ministry, Foxe continued to work on his martyrology until his death.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780825443299
Publication Date: 
2016-02-27
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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture

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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture
$18.95
Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also who designed it, what kind of congregation it was built for, and why. This practical yet charming handbook is the key to decoding the style, history, evolution, and social significance of religious buildings. Not strictly limited to churches, it also covers abbeys, chapels, and monasteries, among other structures. Organized according to architectural element (windows, domes, arches, etc.), each element is presented in chronological order. Additional chapters explore the architectural influence of geography, history, and various creeds, along with an illustrated timeline showing how, where, and in many cases why certain church features evolved through the centuries. There is also a useful introduction to naming each component of a church, from vaults to buttresses and transepts to apses. All entries are illustrated with period engravings and line drawings. This book will be invaluable for architecture buffs and anyone who has ever wondered why classic New England churches are white with little ornament, why Quaker meetinghouses have no altars, or why Episcopalians traditionally favored the Gothic style.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780847835980
Publication Date: 
2011-04-12

Illuminated Book of Psalms: The Illustrated Text of All 150 Prayers and Hymns

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Illuminated Book of Psalms: The Illustrated Text of All 150 Prayers and Hymns
$24.99
The Book of Psalms is married together here with artwork from medieval manuscripts and intricate borders to create a beautiful jewel of a book that is produced with a silk cover, flexible binding, and ribbon marker, in the style of a unique, illuminated keepsake.
All 150 passages from the Book of Psalms, which is revered in many sects of Judaism and Christianity and is one of the best known, most beautifully written sections of the Bible, are included. The 50 works of art from illuminated manuscripts, as well as dozens of borders and smaller illustrations are printed in five colors including simulated gold ink.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781631910043
Publication Date: 
2015-09-15

Illuminated Life of Christ: The Gospels and Great Master Paintings

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Illuminated Life of Christ: The Gospels and Great Master Paintings
$24.99
The Illuminated Life of Christ brings together the words of the Gospels and the art of the great masters in a beautiful jewel of a book that is printed with a silk cover, a flexible binding, a ribbon marker, and produced in the style of a unique, illuminated keepsake.
Eighty passages from the Bible and 120 works of art printed in five colors, including simulated gold ink, recall the life of Jesus paired with Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, Venziano's Walking on Water, Van der Weyden's Annunciation, Raphael's Madonna and Child, Gerard van Honthorst's Adoration of the Shepherds, and more.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781631910036
Publication Date: 
2015-09-15

Little Angels Stickers

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Little Angels Stickers
$1.99
Add old-fashioned angelic charm to any item with these 35 full-color sticker images of dainty winged seraphs.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486424095
Publication Date: 
2002-11-14
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Publisher: 
Dover Publications

Mystical Language of Icons

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Mystical Language of Icons
$25.00
This lavishly illustrated guide to iconography explains through words and pictures the history, meaning, and purpose of Christian icons as well as the traditional methods that religious painters use to create these luminous, spiritually enlivened works of art.

Solrunn Nes, one of Europe's most admired iconographers, illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, showing each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.

Deeply inspiring and utterly unique, The Mystical Language of Icons will inform both those who are familiar with the rich tradition of religious art and those who are not. It also serves as a powerful devotional resource in its own right, one that Christians everywhere can turn to again and again.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802864970
Publication Date: 
2009-04-01
Publisher: 
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Poets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation

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Poets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation
$35.00

The world's greatest poetry resides in the Bible, yet these major poets are traditionally rendered into prose. In this pioneering volume of biblical poets translated in English, Willis Barnstone restores the lyricism and power of the poets' voices in both the New and Old Testaments. In the Hebrew Bible we hear Solomon rhapsodize in Song of Songs, David chant in Psalms, God and Job debate in grand rhetoric, and prophet poet Isaiah plead for peace. Jesus speaks in wisdom verse in the Gospel, Paul is a philosopher of love, and John of Patmos roars majestically in Revelation, the Bible's epic poem. This groundbreaking volume includes every major biblical poem from Genesis and Adam and Eve in the Garden to the last pages of Alpha and Omega in Paradise.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780393243895
Publication Date: 
2017-06-27
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
W. W. Norton & Company

Resurrection and the Icon

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Resurrection and the Icon
$32.00
In a fascinating evaluation of the interdependence of Orthodox iconography and liturgical worship, Quenot guides the reader through the major feasts of the Church through their iconographic representations. Each image is treated not as a distinct work of art but as an integral element of a larger whole. Includes index, glossary, 68 color and 26 b/w illustrations.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780881411492
Publication Date: 
1998-03-01

Saints: A Visual Guide

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Saints: A Visual Guide
$20.00
There are plenty of guides to the saints, but this is the only one that will help you identify the saint that you are looking at.

Taking the 140 most popular and widely represented saints (from the earliest -- the apostles, up to Padre Pio and others from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries) the authors provide brief accounts of the saint's achievements (or legend) and details of their conventional attributes -- usually tools of their trade or the instruments of their martyrdom. Then they provide a clear and unambiguous color representation of the saint, taken from sources the world over, often from popular imagery such as playing cards, inn signs, or advertisements, as well as from high and low art.

Usefully, there is a comprehensive reference index identifing saints by things associated with them -- from anchors (St. Clement) to wounds (St. Roch if in the leg, St. Rita if in the brow). Practical, attractive, and well-informed this little book will be invaluable for students and lovers of art of all ages.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802832498
Publication Date: 
2006-04-10
Publisher: 
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Vestments for All Seasons

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Vestments for All Seasons
$22.95
Vestments -- the robes, stoles or other items worn by clergy, or cloths used at the altar -- not only add beauty to a worship service, but are visual clues to the liturgical season and to the tone of a particular service. The most beautiful and meaningful vestments are often those made for a particular priest, serving in a specific sanctuary. But many shy away from trying to sew vestments, which seem too complicated and difficult to make.

In Vestments for All Seasons, Barbara Baumgarten demystifies the making of vestments -- from designing and fitting patterns, to fabric and color selection, to putting on the finishing touches. She provides patterns and directions for producing special vestments for Advent and Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, and general instructions for designing and making vestments completely from scratch. A history of the development of vestments from Roman times to the present is included, as well as a full glossary describing the various vestments worn by clergy, bishops, deacons, and choir.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780819218667
Publication Date: 
2002-12-01
Publisher: 
Morehouse Publishing