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The Sistine Chapel of the East

Aleteia has a brief article spotlighting the Voronet monastery in Romania. The walls of the chapel are covered inside and out with frescoes from the 15th century.

These frescoes differ from what we would typically find in orthodox iconography in that the background of the paintings is an ethereal blue rather than the gold leaf one would expect. Indeed blue is the dominant color throughout the building.

If you have never heard of Coronet Monastery, you’re in for a treat.

Take a look.

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Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at www.pontifex.university

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at www.DeaconLawrence.org 

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