Bezalel's Compass

December 27, 2010

Christmas Day at the Ivers

Filed under: Drawing on Life, Kids These Days — Eric G. Ivers @ 4:15 am

Christmas Eve Vespers

Filed under: Drawing on Life — Eric G. Ivers @ 4:12 am

Augustus Pugin and Sacred Architecture

Filed under: Architecture — Eric G. Ivers @ 1:05 am

“I was perfectly convinced that the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church was the only true church. I learnt the truths of the Catholic religion in the crypts of the old churches and cathedrals of Europe.

“I searched for these truths in the modern church of England and realized that once it had separated itself from Catholic unity, it had little truth and no life. It was in this manner, without having known even one priest, aided only by grace and God’s mercy, I decided to enter His Church.”

Until we can reform the Reformation, this will be the constant temptation for protesting Catholic artists.

December 24, 2010

Quick Sketch

Filed under: Art, On Existence and Time — Eric G. Ivers @ 6:44 pm

December 21, 2010

Church Building 101 – Shoring the Foundations

Filed under: Architecture, Kids These Days, On Existence and Time, Pics — Eric G. Ivers @ 6:58 am

The building of a church is a generational endeavor that begins by fostering of a wonder of reality within the youngest minds of it’s parishioners. The wise master builder exists as a  harbinger of a particular sacramental understanding… that we ourselves make up the Corpus Christi and within that body – God is with us. Its along this incarnational reality we celebrate  Christmas.

My children  appreciate the historic development of Christ’s body with sweet delight by building a gingerbread church during advent. What’s fun for them and instructive for me is that each year the design develops, the process becomes more ready-at-hand, and the decorum every slightly more elaborate and meaningful. The builder’s are young and there is so much future. The beauty of old cathedrals is held within the testimony of the church militant striving in and through history – recording each successive generation’s development and growth of that Domus Dei.

December 14, 2010

Lieber Meister

Filed under: Architecture — Eric G. Ivers @ 8:02 pm

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