Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Paris Church Series - Le Crucifix


Église Saint-Merri

Joyeuse Pâques to all of my dear readers that celebrate this holiday.

16 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A Blessed Easter to you too! Enjoy your photos so much! It's wonderful to see Paris through your eyes! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Very beautiful version of the crucifix...Happy and joyous Easter holiday to everyone.

megi said...

Liebe Virginia,
GREAT IMAGE!!!!
Happy Easter!!!
Megi

Julie said...

Need to ask you something. What happens in Birmingham re Easter. I mean re having what we in Australia call 'public holidays'.

In Australia we have declared Good Friday through to Easter Monday as public holidays. This means that most office workers have the day paid but do not have to attend. In recent years, shops are able to open but have to pay their workers double-time. But I dont think shops can open until midday on GF.

I was 'shocked' here in Paris when GF was an ordinary working day. Every thing was apparently the same as the day before. Where I stay in the 7eme all the government departments were still operating. The Stations of the Cross was held from 7pm onwards. In Paris, Monday is a holiday.

How is it organised in Birmingham? Is that pretty much the same for the rest of the USA?

M said...

He is risen! This crucifix is gorgeous and a wonderful reminder of the sacrifice He made for us! Joyeuse Pâques!

Julie, There are no Federal (public) Holidays associated with Easter. Some businesses choose to close on Good Friday and most schools have the day off.

jennyfreckles said...

Wishing you a very happy Easter too V.

Jack said...

I enjoy seeing images from churches around the world. Even though I am not very devout, churches and their artwork inspire me.

Happy Easter.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Beautiful photo of Saint-Merri's altar with its glorious starburst. A joyous Easter to you, mon amie.

Starman said...

Hope you have a nice, quiet day.

Pamela said...

Happy Easter V !!

Pamela ox

Leif Hagen said...

What a holy and magnificent photo for today!
Happy Easter to you also, Virginia!

Nadege said...

Easter monday is celebrated in France, not Easter friday. Joyeuses Pâques to you and all your readers V!

Janey and Co. said...

Thank you..It has been a wonderful holiday at our house. But, no matter how busy.. I always pause to visit you, Peter, Genie and Laurent...

Joe said...

The detail, the design & majesty of this altar radiates dedication. Merci for sharing it with us.

Alexa said...

I'm away from home and a bit late in wishing you a Happy Easter—but it's no less heartfelt. This image is brilliant!

Harriet said...

I was out of town yesterday, so I, too, send a late Easter greeting to you. I had the pleasure of having a special Easter dish a couple of years ago while visiting with friends in Tours. As I recall, a mixture of ground meats with sliced boiled eggs inside. Will try to get the name of the dish for you.

Spring weather always makes me wish I were in France!