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Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

After rising from the dead, the first person Christ appeared to was his close friend, St Mary Magdalene. Their meeting took place in a garden near where he was crucified, outside the tomb where Christ had been buried. 211 more words

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Manchester Cathedral - the modest rise of the Great Churches

Continuing my theme of Abbeys and Cathedrals…

As the population of England grew throughout the industrial age, more and more people flocked into urban areas. The Church of England in response needed more dioceses and bishops and in turn more cathedrals  to cater for the rising population. 524 more words


The Psalms of David (Psalm 72:20)

The 150 psalms are a collection of religious songs that were originally used in the Temple worship of Israel. They include hymns, prayers, thanksgiving songs and royal anthems. 224 more words

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The Proverbs of Solomon (Proverbs 1:1-7)

King Solomon was famous both for his great wisdom as well as for writing many proverbs and songs (1 Kings 4:29-34). The book of Proverbs is a collection of such practical wisdom. 138 more words

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The Death of Joseph (Genesis 50:22-26)

This stained glass scene (see full image below) is of the death of Joseph in Egypt, surrounded by his eleven brothers. Joseph had led a successful life there with his family, after arriving as a slave many years earlier. 156 more words

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St Peter denies Christ (Luke 22:54-62)

The story of how St Peter denied being a follower of Christ is found in all four gospels, but this particular scene is based on St Luke’s account (cf Matthew 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; John 18:15-27). 182 more words

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The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)

The ‘Annunciation’ is the official title for the biblical story where the Archangel Gabriel ‘announced’ to the Virgin Mary that she was to become a mother to Christ. 269 more words

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