Early Christian Art (article) | Khan Academy
Paul the Philosopher 4C. Christ and the Christian as a philosopher is a theme in Early Christian art. Paul's dress, the scroll in his hands, and the container with more scrolls at his feet, all identify Paul as a philosopher. Public domain image acc. Wiki commons
ON THE GIFT OF ART....BUT WHAT ART? SACRED AND SECULAR ART IN THE LIGHT OF TRADITION.by Fr Silouan Justiniano
Abel and Melchizedek bringing their offerings to the altar. Basilica of St. Vitale, Ravenna, 538-545 AD. If the gift of art is not returned to the One from which it came, thereby no longer binding us to Him, it will cease to bring consolation, liberation, and blessedness. my source: Orthodox Arts Journal “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things…” - Romans 11:36 Art is a divine gift to man, an illumination, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down…
Ship as a Symbol of the Church (Bark of St. Peter) -- Early Christian Symbols of the Ancient Church
The ship (bark or barque, barchetta) was an ancient Christian symbol. Imagry comes from Noah's ark, Jesus protecting Peter's boat in a storm on the sea of Galilee, and the ship's mast that forms the sign of a cross.