Thursday, November 27, 2008

The throne: how it's done in Rome...

Every Cardinal has a "titular church" in Rome. This is how the throne is done as seen at S. Cecilia in Trastevere.
Know how it's done in Baroque Rome and bring it to your corner of the world. See how easy it is? Now go replicate it!


alban said...

Sorry, but I think this "throne" is gaudy beyond belief. It looks as though it was thrown (pun intended) together with some left over craps from a garage sale.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's gaudy at all. Very Italian style..very Roman Catholic which is what we are....not Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists..or (GOD FORBID!!!), THE SAME RELIGION as Sarah Palin....Pentecostolist Christians !!! (ugh).

We're Catholics. And all of this is representative of Roman Catholicism....not the bare-bones striped down to nothing Catholicism we've gotten since Vatican II...but ROMAN it has been for centuries, and little by little will be again.

Gaudy? I'd rather have this, than the sterility of a Congregationalist or Baptist Church.

*We have a fiarly nice Cardinal/Archbishop throne in the Basilica of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, which by the way is getting a huge overhaul...and is getting a tremendous amount of decoration to look really Catholic.
Gone are the ridiculous Vatican II era banners, and mod simplistic sculptures and mosaics. In are replicas of Baroque Catholicism.
About time too.

Cattradrom said...

Very beatiful!
Sabato mattina saremo a roma con il seminario, ricevuti dal papa... all in cassock!
We have to have mass in S.Peter...I hope that we meeting!
p.s. Rememeber me? We meeting in Barbiconi for the mass, the 18th of september..:-)