ST9723 : Agnus Dei, St Mary's Church

taken 10 years ago, near to Alvediston, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Agnus Dei, St Mary's Church
Agnus Dei, St Mary's 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'.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9768 2395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.8954N 2:2.0668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9768 2395
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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