Handbook to Christian and Ecclesiastical Rome; The Liturgy in Rome. by M. A. R. T. Feasts and Functions of the Church. the Ceremonies of Holy Week

Handbook to Christian and Ecclesiastical Rome; The Liturgy in Rome. by M. A. R. T. Feasts and Functions of the Church. the Ceremonies of Holy Week

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Pius IV., and the ancient title of S. Ciriaca, a neighbouring church then in ruins, was transferred to it. The adjoining monastery was given to the Carthusian monks, and this order held it until lately expelled by the Italian Government, which converted the convent building into a barrack. It has now become the national museum. Interior. The church is now approached by a circular vestibule. Here are the tombs of Carlo Maratta and Salvator Rosa. In a niche further on is the beautiful statue of S. Bruno by Houdon, of which Clement XIV. said "it would speak, had the rules of the order permitted it." On the left is a chapel to the Madonna with an altar-piece of Peter receiving the keys, by Muziano. The great transept now entered is 300 feet long by 91 feet wide, and 84 feet in height. Diagonally across it a meridian line in bronze was laid down in 1701, with the signs of the Zodiac in coloured marbles. Upon the walls are the huge pictures removed from the altars of S. Peter's, where they have been replaced by mosaic copies; besides which, on the right, are copies of Guido's Crucifixion of Peter, and of Vanni's Fall of Simon Magus, the original of which is in S. Peter's. Opposite are S. Jerome by Muziano, the landscape of which is by Brill, and the Resuscitation of Tabitha by Mancini. In the left transept, first, the Mass of S. Basil by Subleyras; the Fall of Simon Magus, by Battoni. Opposite, the Immaculate Conception by Bianchi, and the Resuscitation of Tabitha, by Costanzi. In the choir on the right, is Domenichino's S. Sebastian, and Romanelli's Presentation in the Temple. On the left, Pomarancio's Death of Ananias and Sapphira, and Maratta's Baptism of Christ. The two chapels at either end of the transept, formed out of halls of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
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  • English
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  • 1236604768
  • 9781236604767