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23 08, 2017

What does it mean to be Pope? History of Christianity

By |2018-04-24T23:11:02-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Peter and Paul, in a mosaic from Ravenna (500s AD) In the later Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, the Pope was the leader of the Catholic Church. Whenever there was a question about whether God would like something or not, people could ask the Pope, and he would tell them what God wanted. According to [...]

4 08, 2017

Mary’s dress – Medieval Chartres

By |2018-12-27T09:45:15-07:00August 4th, 2017|History|4 Comments

Mary's tunic, preserved in a glass case in the treasury of Chartres cathedral in France Romantic story of Mary's dress About 800 AD, Empress Irene  was ruling the Roman Empire in Eastern Europe and West Asia. Charlemagne was the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in Western Europe. According to a popular story, Irene wanted [...]