Church of Our Lady Before Tyne
In Prague, in the mid 1400's, a deal was struck to end a costly war in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Hussites, who wanted reformation within the Catholic Church, had successfully withstood five crusades intended to demoralize and destroy them.
Prague was and is a city filled with religious architectural marvels and this church with towering spires is admittedly one of it's most impressive. To quell the spirits of the meddlesome Hussite protestants, the Church of Rome instituted what was called the Utraquist Church which met some of their demands and this church building was offered as a centerpiece of the compromise, Not quite Catholic, nor Protestant, no one was fully satisfied with that arrangement .
This piece of artwork announces another blog tracing the history of the Moravian Church. However, rather than featuring a conversation with one of the "pre-reformation" leaders, this conversation is with Pope Alexander VI.
To say Pope Alexander did not approve of the protestants in Bohemia is an understatement! This blog, found by typing "BCM Spotlight Blog" on google, is my imaginative attempt to offer"the other side" of the story. My spotlight blog is scheduled to be published April 18. 'Hope I've raised your curiosity.
Bill Leicht ,. Moravian 1963.....
4/18/2020 06:44:15 pm
4/19/2020 10:13:11 am
Bill. Thanks for taking the time to let me know; 1. you remember me and, 2. you are following my art and blogs. 'Nice to reconnect after all these years.
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