An expanded ornamental cross.

Ornamental Cross

An expanded ornamental cross.

"Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious." Acts 17:22

Paul Preaching on Mars' Hill

"Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things…

"And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands." Acts 12:7

Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel

"And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter…

The first church in Philadelphia.

First Church in Philadelphia

The first church in Philadelphia.

"Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 3And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against." Luke 2:28-34 KJV

Simeon Taking the Child in His Arms

"Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart…

An illustration of a priest greeting small children.

Priest

An illustration of a priest greeting small children.

"And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry." Luke 15:20-24 KJV

The Return of the Prodigal Son

"And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and…

This pictorial banner features two angels standing on either side of Jesus' empty tomb. The lid of the tomb is resting atop the open tomb. A starry crown wreathed with flowers and a bow hangs over the scene.

Pictorial Banner with Two Angels and Jesus' Empty Tomb

This pictorial banner features two angels standing on either side of Jesus' empty tomb. The lid of the…

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642), was a French clergyman, noble, and statesman. Consecrated as a bishop in 1608, he later entered politics, becoming a Secretary of State in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Church and the state, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII's chief minister in 1624. He remained in office until his death in 1642; he was succeeded by Jules Cardinal Mazarin.

Cardinal Richelieu

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (9 September 1585 – 4 December…

In Gothic architecture, a lantern tower is frequently placed over the center of cross churches, and the light admitted by windows in the sides. This illustration shows the lantern tower at St. Ouen in Rouen, France

Lantern Tower at St. Ouen; Rouen, France

In Gothic architecture, a lantern tower is frequently placed over the center of cross churches, and…

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Pinacoteca of Bologna.

Saint Cecilia Listening to the Singing of Angels

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Pinacoteca of Bologna.

The communion service is the set used to perform communion in the Christian religion.

Communion Service

The communion service is the set used to perform communion in the Christian religion.

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Worcestershire

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893