Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kilmore Church stained-glass window


Image courtesy of "Adam en Eva," Die Boervolk van SA (10-10-2008).

The picture above is a detail from a stained-glass window at Kilmore Church, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Scotland. It is by Stephen Adam who died in 1910, long before Holy Blood, Holy Grail appeared in 1982.

The image shows Jesus and a pregnant Mary of Bethany holding right hands, a widely recognized symbol known as "hand-fasting," which essentially is synonymous with betrothal.

We know it is Mary of Bethany, because of the quote: "Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her," (Luke 10: 42) that appears near the bottom of the image.

Click for a larger image of the entire window. Courtesy of Madeleine: A Destiny Begun.

5 comments:

  1. Hallo, Nigel Nessling here! So, what's your site all about then?

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  2. Mostly a place to gather some research. I've been interested in the Grail, Arthuriana, royal genealogy, for some time.

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  3. Cool! How long has your site been up, and how did you find mine?

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  4. Your comment was on my first post, so not long. I found yours doing a Google image search for the Kilmore church window. I hope it is ok for me to have used it.

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  5. It's fine with me, no worries. Keep up the good work.

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