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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Relics, tv and the like
For a time, I toyed with doing the significance of relics/relic veneration in Catholicism as a topic for my honours thesis. In the end I decided it was something that'd probably make a much cooler PhD topic, but in the interest of that hypothetical PhD topic, I have read an article or two on the subject and bought a book on incorruptible saints (but let me see if I survive the honours thesis first).

Anyway, was clued onto the 'Shrine of the Holy Whapping' blog by a friend as a blog that wasn't overtaken by conservative Catholic commentators. Found their recent 'Disturbing Relics Week' posts hugely amusing and interesting, and now I share why:

Roman Catholicism: We put bejewelled skeletons in our altars!

I challenge anyone to find a creepier church decoration than that.

In other news: not much. I'm currently working my way through series one of Strangers with Candy, and shall give my verdict on it once I've watched all the episodes. Let me say this just now though: love the random dancing during the end credits! And Paul Dinello is pretty, albeit in a rather odd way.

Watched episode four of The Tudors tonight as well and liked it. I just read that it has been renewed for series three, and that Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves will be the wives for that series. So logically if there was to be a series four, that would be about Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr? Entirely plausible, given the pace of the past two series.

Current Mood: mellow mellow
Current Music: The Moody Blues- Nights in White Satin

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severa From: severa Date: April 23rd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, that skeleton is AWESOME!

And re: Paul Dinello. He gets prettier the more you watch. You've actually picked up on it faster than I did. Even in series 3 when he's cut his hair, he's still pretty...and you get to see him in a speedo! That man is very fit. He'd have to be seeing as in an ep of the Colbert Report he does manage to lift Stephen on to his shoulders.
allotrios From: allotrios Date: April 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I accept your challenge, and bring you Sedlec Ossuary.
allotrios From: allotrios Date: April 25th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and bonus points for it also being Roman Catholic, yes? ;D
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: April 26th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
A winnar iz you! The Czechs appear to have gone one better on the Italians as far as creative use of bones in church construction go.
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