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Symbolism in Antique Rugs

Symbolism in Antique Rugs

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For those who work with antique rugs, the different patterns are more than just reflective of the designer’s wishes. There are important symbols that have been woven into each rug. From Turkish rugs to Persian rugs, to Moroccan, Oriental, and more, the symbolism that is found in every rug reflects the culture of the people. A rug expert can tell where the rug was created, sometimes down to the town itself thanks to the symbolism. When you learn how to read the symbolism in antique rugs, you can get to know more about the origin, culture, and thinking of the people who created this remarkable product. Persian or Oriental Rug? The first step is to understand the differences between the various antique rugs. Of the major types of rugs, there…
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Sacramental Wine

Sacramental Wine

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If you ever participated at a Sunday church service in a Catholic church, for example, you probably noticed that, toward the end of the service, the priest is performing the holy rite of Eucharist. Also known as the Holy Communion, the process of Eucharist assumes taking wine and bread from the priest, after they have been consecrated in the altar, as a symbol of Jesus’ body and blood. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkKgkQa_WI[/embed] The Eucharist comes from the moment where Jesus shared bread and wine with His disciples during the Last Supper, telling them that this is how they should commemorate Him and celebrate His love for humankind. So, the Sacramental wine is actually the wine that is served during the rite of Eucharist. For the Catholic Church and other Christian churches, this ritual…
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What is the Eucharist?

What is the Eucharist?

Eucharist
If you are a Christian, you probably heard about Eucharist, although if you didn’t, you probably know it under the name of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, as it is also named. This particular event is considered very important for the entire Christian community and it is seen as a sacrament by the majority of churches. Even if you are following another religion, it is impossible not to know the moment when Jesus dined together with its disciples for the last time, before has was betrayed and locked away by the Roman soldiers. Known as the Last Supper, the moment is presented by the New Testament and marks the moment when Jesus says goodbye from its disciples and warns them about what is about to come. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6yYDv5aabw[/embed] It is…
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How is a New Pope chosen?

How is a New Pope chosen?

New Pope
Thousands of people flock to St. Peter's square in Rome to celebrate the announcement of the new Pope. The moment white smoke comes out from the chimney stack of the Vatican everyone knows that the new Pope is elected. The smoke signals that the hours of the election are finally over. People elated at the prospect burst into cheers of joy for their new church leader. The nominal person on the street though has no clue that it takes many hours of debate and meetings to decide who will be the new Pope. Here we reveal how a new Pope gets elected. How the Roman Catholic church acquires a new Pontiff. It is the oldest voting system in the world, and many of its traditions have been unaffected for spans…
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