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Feasts and Saints of the Day: Mar. 12

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John Dillon <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Herewith a link to an earlier 'Saints of the day' for 12. March (including St. Innocent I, pope; St. Paul Aurelian; St. Theophanes the Confessor; St. Alphege the Elder; St. Symeon the New Theologian; St. Bernard of Carinola; Bl. Fina):
http://tinyurl.com/7d6wnmb


Further to Innocent I:

At the end of that earlier post's notice of this saint add that while on pilgrimage in Rome in 845/846 the Saxon count Liudolf obtained from pope Sergius II permission to bring back with him body relics of pope St. Anastasius I and of Innocent.  These he gave to a community of canonesses that he had founded and that became known, from the location of its second home, as the abbey of Gandersheim.  In 881 the relics were brought in procession to the still unfinished church at Gandersheim for its consecration (with a dedication to Anastasius, Innocent, and John the Baptist) and were laid to rest therein.  Our chief source for all this is Hrotswitha of Gandersheim's later tenth-century _Carmen de primordiis coenobii Gandersheimensis_.  Hrotswitha also wrote a Vita of Innocent but this seems not to have survived. 

Some views of the originally mostly twelfth-century (consecrated, 1168; nineteenth- and twentieth-century restorations) Stiftskirche St. Anastasius und St. Innocentius in Bad Gandersheim (Lkr. Northeim) in Niedersachsen:
http://tinyurl.com/7nohlsq
http://tinyurl.com/7uw3otl
http://tinyurl.com/7fmmkxs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin-m-miles/5704583681/
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/display/21098009
http://tinyurl.com/6vbswnf
http://tinyurl.com/7zz24u3 


Further to Theophanes the Confessor (a.k.a. Theophanes of Megas Agros):

In that earlier post's notice of this saint, please ignore the comment about the absence of a readily locatable image of him and add this link to Theophanes of Megas Agros as depicted (at left, with Sts. John  of Damascus and Theodore the Coenobiarch) in the earlier sixteenth-century frescoes (1545 and 1546) by Theofanis Strelitzas-Bathas (a.k.a. Theophanes the Cretan) in the katholikon of the Stavronikita monastery on Mount Athos:
http://tinyurl.com/75q7jjh

In the same notice, the link to a view of a coin bearing a portrait of the emperor Leo V no longer functions.  Use this instead (Leo at left; at right his son Constantine):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leo_V_solidus.jpg


Further to Bernard of Carinola:

In that earlier post's notice of this saint, the observation about Italia nell'Arte Medievale being off-line is happily no longer accurate.

In the same notice, the first of two links to pages on the chiesa di Santa Maria in Foro Claudio at Ventaroli (CE) now leads to a reported attack page.  Other views (expandable) of this church and of its surviving frescoes will be found on these two pages of the Index of Christian Art's Romanesque Database (at bottom on the first and at top on the second):
http://tinyurl.com/8yh42vj
http://tinyurl.com/74h5fp9
And an aerial view is here (but the facade is now a little different):
http://tinyurl.com/84wsouk

In the same notice, the loss of the fifteenth-century ornamental portal of that church at Ventaroli, initially reported as the result of a collapse, was instead a robbery.  The notice's link to a view of the damaged facade no longer functions.  Use these instead:
http://www.carinola.net/tesori/breve-historia-s-maria-in-foro-claudio
http://tinyurl.com/7la2jym
http://www.carinola.net/notizie/l-episcopio-non-puo-attendere


Further to Fina:

In that earlier post's notice of this saint, the link to views of Ghirlandaio's frescoes in her chapel in San Gimignano's chiesa collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta doesn't take one there directly.  Use this instead:
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/ghirland/domenico/2s_fina/index.html

In a follow-up to that earlier post, Marjorie Greene provided a link to her medrelart album on San Gimignano and specifically on Fina:
http://medrelart.shutterfly.com/2333
A further follow-up, using one of Marjorie's photographs and one other, dealt with Benedetto da Maiano's later fifteenth-century altar of Fina:
http://tinyurl.com/87o75m9

Best,
John Dillon

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