SU0719 : Agnus Dei, All Saints' Church

taken 12 years ago, near to Martin, Hampshire, England

Agnus Dei, All Saints' Church
Agnus Dei, All Saints' Church
This religious symbol goes back to the early centuries of Christianity and has been passed on from church art to heraldry, and then on to a more modern world as a pub sign.

The lamb is the symbol of Jesus Christ in his role as sacrificial victim, an interpretation based on several Bible texts, most notably John the Baptist's words about him: "Behold the lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world" (John 1:29) In Medieval art this Agnus Dei, 'Lamb of God', is shown with one of its legs hooked round the staff of a banner which bears a red cross; this is to express the idea that Christ's death became a triumphant victory. It is this banner which in modern terms has become the 'flag'.

For a wider view of the window SU0719 : Stained glass window, All Saints Church

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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement Religious sites Place: Martin other tags: Stained Glass Window East Window Church Agnes Dei Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0706 1956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.5246N 1:54.0490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0706 1956
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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