Despite its sober Gothic exterior, the Church of Saint Francis holds one of the finest examples of a Baroque interior.
The Anglo-Saxons came to Britain at around the same time the Romans were on their way out. This is what their prayers must have sounded like.
Beards have a long story in the Bible, canon law and tradition. It’s a love-hate relationship, it seems.
Although Augustine is considered the founder of English Christianity, Christians had existed in the British Isles centuries before his arrival.
It is said the authorities involved agreed on building “a church so big they think we are crazy.”
And it’s an anonymous treatise the Church Fathers held in the highest esteem.
Coffee was considered “the Devil’s Drink” until Clement VIII tried it.
Less celebrated but more often viewed is Spain's Sudarium.
The melody, Victimae Paschali Laudes, has been used for some of the oldest hymn texts.
The Gammarelli family runs one of Rome's oldest family-owned shops.