March 24, 2009

Twice a year, the miracle ...

Holy Trinity Church in Barsham, Suffolk, England: it is not a scene from an Indiana Jones film, but a stirring piece of visual synchronicity that dates back to the 1300s, when a narrow window was built in the church tower … At the spring and autumn equinox, the setting sun hits the window and illuminates a carving of Christ on the Cross for a few unforgettable minutes. This spectacle was only rediscovered recently by the village church’s assistant curate, after having been completely forgotten for centuries. H/T Over the Water


  1. Thanks for posting that...I was expecting something along the lines of the blood of San Gennaro liquefying, but this'll do for now!

    One question perturbs me...was this a Catholic church when the window was installed?

  2. True, Debbie, you make me realize that the title of my post might be misleading ... Hi hope San Gennaro (as well as my Neapolitan friends) will forgive me for the qui pro quo!

    As for your question, well, er, I wouldn't want to be disrespectful to anybody, but, according to historical chronology, there is a 99.9 percent chance that the window was a Catholic one ...