Friday, June 6, 2008

More on Saint Praxedes

The Interior

The Arch in front of the apse Bowl.

Behind the Arch, the apse bowl.
The inscription, in heameters, at the basin of the apse:

This is the resting-place in honor of the noble (holy) Praxedes
Beloved of the Lord in heaven, is resplendent with decoration of diverse precious
stones thanks to the kindness of the Sovereign Pontiff Paschal
disciple of the Apostolic See.
He it was who placed under these walls
the bodies of numerous saints gathered from every part,
confident that, by their own means they have merited
admittance to the resting-place in heaven

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