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Why do we never sing “De Spiritu Sancto” (St. Athenogenes) in our churches? There are a dozen translations in English verse. Where could anyone find a better evening hymn than this, coming right down from the catacombs? Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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A Visual Chronicle of Parish Life: Day 2
published 25 February 2014 by Gwyneth Holston

ODAY’S PAINTING is by Jose Gallegos y Arnosa. He was a Spanish painter who particularly excelled at representing the flash of sumptuous fabric against dark interiors.

I particularly like his painting, “The Choirboys” because it captures the matter-of-fact obliviousness that young altarboys frequently display. Also, I love the brushwork he used in depicting the banner and inlay work along the top of the painting. Click on the image to view it larger.


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