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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Eagle Lectern

Like the Theatre Royal, also taking part in the Heritage Open Days was St George's Church.

Trips up the bell tower were available, but the stairs are steep and suitable only for the fittest of folk. The handbell ringers were there again.

Among the items on display was this carved lectern in the shape of an Eagle, rescued from storage in the Hearse House.

Over the coming few weeks, I'll be posting some other pictures from the day.


Sunkyoung said...

What does an eagle have with a lectern? Or is it just one of choices?

Lizzy said...

Eagle lecterns are very common in Christian churches and cathedrals. The eagle is the symbol used to depict John the Apostle, whose writing most clearly witnesses the light and divinity of Christ. In art, John, as the presumed author of the Gospel, is often depicted with an eagle, which symbolizes the height he rose in the first chapter of his gospel. Coutesy of Wikipedia!!!!

Julian's blog said...

Dear Hyde Daily Photos:

This is a lovely piece, isn't it?

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