Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 05/28/2014

Photo taken on August  1, 2013

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Bourges Cathedral
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Luke 16

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Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral
The "Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges" was erected as a replacement for a 11th-century structure. The construction started probably in the last quarter of the 12th century, around the same time, when the builders and bricklayers started in Chartres. The choir of the cathedral was in use by 1214, the nave was finished 1255. The cathedral was consecrated in 1324.

With the completion of the choir of the cathedral , the first stained glass windows got installed. Most of the windows around the choir, created 1220/1230, survived the times. The wonderful "vitraux" here may even be a bit older than the more famous ones in Chartres.

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus

Luke 16 : 22

"The poor man died and was carried by angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried."

The rich man´s soul leaves the body and is immidiatly grabbed by the devil. The fork, the right devil uses, can often be seen as an evil tool.

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