"Thief" by PilotpriestPilotpriest music synthwave
(Source: The British Museum)
"Ey! What’re you looking at, buddy!"history archaeology Greece
Give me, Lord, Nicholas as my intercessor, your great confessor whom you had glorified with the name of blessed throughout the world.
Saint Nicholas, I pray to you through him who has made your name throughout the world; do not refuse to help a needy suppliant.
Why, Sir, are you called upon by all men in all the world unless you are to be an advocate of all who pray to you?
Why does this sound in all ears, “My Lord, Saint Nicholas,” “My Lord, Saint Nicholas,” unless it means, “My advocate, Saint Nicholas,” “My advocate Saint Nicholas?”
Why is your name poured forth everywhere except that the world may have some great good poured into it?
Your fame calls to me, your miracles send me to your intercession, your works draw me to seek your help.
But why do I speak about your miracles, when your power now is greater than them all?
Why do I recount what you have done, when before God you now have supreme grace? Why recount the help that you gave to many when you are able to give spiritual help now that you live in heaven, of more value than the corporal help that you gave during your upon earth?
For it is not as if you were able to do those things then and can no longer do them. No, I say, you could not have power only in those things that come to nothing, and to be powerless in those that go on into eternity.
Indeed, you did not only accomplish the former, you did not ascend merely that you might grant them. Bestow upon us the spiritual things in which you glory, the joys of eternity in which you rejoice, pour upon us the heavenly things to which you have turned. Through you we needy ones come to know that abundance which you receive fully in a perpetual stream.
O your plenitude of goodness, and my abundance of badness!
How far they are from each other!
How vehemently the first makes you happy, how greatly does the latter make me unhappy.
The first comes down from the plenitude of God, the latter goes up from the need of myself;
The first flows from the abundance of God, the latter surges up from my poverty.
O if only that super-abundance would overflow and flood into my abundant ills!
O if only that full plenitude would fill the emptiness of my need!
I do not doubt, Sir, that you can do this for me, if you are willing to ask that much for me of my judge who is your beloved friend.
Prayer to St. Nicholas written by St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1093-1109), Doctor of the Church
— Fr. Robert Taft, S.J. (source).Fr. Robert Taft religion catholicism Christianity quote
Louis Haghe - Remains of the Portico of the Temple of Kom Ombo (1846)
Our stockpile of antiquity grows constantly,
reckless squatters jostle for a place in history,
hordes of sword fodder,
Hector’s nameless extras, no less brave than he,
thousands upon thousands of singular faces,
each the first and last for all time,
in each a pair of inimitable eyes.
How easy it was to live not knowing this,
so sentimental, so spacious.
(Wislawa Szymborska, Census)
(via aureliomadrid)Louis Haghe art painting Wislawa Szymborska poetry
"Miles to Go" by Stateless, from 2011’s Matilda.Stateless Matilda music
Nishimura Goun art painting Japan 20th Century
Early Plum Blossoms, 1936, Nishimura Goun / 西村五雲. Japanese (1877 - 1938)
“I can’t think of any worse option: a pastiche of a ceremony carried out by people who don’t believe in its efficacy and who do not have the power to effect what the rite is intended for.” (source)history religion England Richard III
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and
Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me ” to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness: “
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
- Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October,
A. D. 1789. G.Ã¸ WASHINGTON.”
— (Source)George Washington history these united states 18th Century Thanksgiving