The Trinity Dome

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The third dome to the path of the Christ in Majesty is the Trinity Dome. The Trinity Dome was dedicated on December 8, 2017. The Trinity Dome is the main and largest dome in the Shrine of Immaculate Conception, covering 18,000 square feet. The Trinity Dome depicts the Most Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a procession of saints who have been associated with the United States. The four pendentives portray the four Evangelists which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.The base of the dome is encircled with the Nicene Creed.
The fourth dome to the path of the Christ in Majesty is the Sanctification Dome. The Sanctification Dome was dedicated in 1968. The mosaic depicts Pentecost using the colors red and gold. The mosaic covers up 3,950
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The Christ in Majesty was dedicated on November 20, 1959.The Christ in Majesty is located in the North Apse. The Christ in Majesty contains 3.5 million tesserae of mosaic in 3,000-4,000 total shades of color, 300 of which are shades of red and 200 of which are shades of gold. The Christ in Majesty is a Byzantine representation of the Apocalyptic Christ. His right eyebrow is raised this symbolizes the reproving of the Lord and the final judgement. His left eyebrow is down symbolizing the good shepherd. The scarlet cloak symbolizes Christ as the redeemer. His outstretched arms representing Christ embracing the world. The span between Christ’s hands is 34 feet across, the span of each hand is five feet across, and the span from his chin to hairline is 7 feet…show more content…
The Byzantine ruthenian Chapel is located in the Lower Church. The centerpiece of the Byzantine Ruthenian chapel is a traditional mosaic of the Byzantine Virgin Orante. This mosaic represents Marys invention in 626 A.D. at the church of Vlacherna in Constantinople. Where Mary appeared to shelter a group of citizens from a enemy in her mantle. The icon screen in the chapel separates the sanctuary from the nave. The screen features Theotokos and Christ the Teacher. The sanctuary doors in which bishops and priest are only allowed to use is shown the four Evangelists. Deacons and assisting personnel enter this sanctuary through the “deacons doors”. On the doors feature Saint Stephen and Saint Lawrence. The mosaic on the south wall shows the cultural background of Catholics in eastern Europe. The north wall mosaic shows the history of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholics in the United States
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