Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Alphabet Project | H is for Hagioscope

I've chosen a hagioscope for this week's Alphabet Project.  For those of you who may not know what this is, a hagioscope (sometimes called a squint or a leper window) is an opening through a wall of a church at an oblique angle which allows worshippers who are seated in parts of the church from which the altar is not visible to see the elevation of the host.

6 comments:

  1. That is interesting. I've seen these but never realised what they are for. #AlphabetPhoto

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  2. How interesting, I didn't know that was what they were for! #alphabetphoto

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  3. Lucas says - Te Mother read this to me and explained what this was. We went to a Church a couple of weeks ago and there was one of these there. Now I know what one is :) #alphabetphoto

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  4. Now that's interesting. It brought back loads of memories from when I went to church with my mum as a girl. They had these and I was always trying to jump up and look through it. Great photo :) #alphabetphoto

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  5. Lovely photo for H! I would always play peek-a-boo with this when I was young! #alphabetphoto

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  6. Brilliant H, I would never have known what they're proper name was!

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