The Theology of the Reredos

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
6:30 pm Saint Thomas Church

The reredos of Saint Thomas Church is full of fascinating details, often overlooked. Above, the last of a line of nine prophets, each foretelling the Messiah. "The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings," says Malachi (above right).

If you have ever wondered if there is any rhyme or reason to the layout of the statues in the reredos, this is the class for you. You’ve probably suspected the layout isn’t random, but you might not know how thoughtful and careful the design appears to be, especially if you examine it from a theological and scriptural perspective. Though sadly we have only limited correspondence and other records regarding the intentions of its designers and sculptors, there is much that can be pieced together through close examination and study.

Meet in the front pews of the church after the Mass which follows Choral Evensong.

David Daniel

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