Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 12:27
Latin has fallen into such disuse in the Roman Catholic Church that many of the church fathers no longer understand the language. Now members of the College of Cardinals have asked Pope Benedict XVI to make Latin the "universal language" by using it at international events.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 15:15
Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 11:03
On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-10-26 13:48
A "scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 C.E."
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-10-25 11:55
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has two new exhibits on medieval books of hours on display. "Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library" and "A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII" will both run through January 8.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 12:11
Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-13 19:23
700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 09:57
An herbal remedy used by 12th century Scottish monks may be resurrected as a modern appetite suppressant.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 16:06
Ulverston archaeologist Steve Dickinson has done wonders for the tourist industry of Urswick, Cumbria. He may have discovered the birthplace of Saint Patrick.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 15:21
The opening of a bypass around Partney, England has led to some great archaeological finds including an 11th century chapel and a 12th century hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 08:07
The remains of an early Byzantine church, dating from the 5th or 6th century, have been found near the town of Karak, Jordan.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-13 10:22
Jörmundur Ingi provides this page of translations, which attempts to correlate the ancient Pagan and Norse holidays and feasts to the Christian holidays and feasts which were adapted from them. The site is a work in progress, with translations ongoing.
Thanks to Atenveldt's Jenny Tavernier for the link. —Ed.
Submitted by Zabava on Tue, 2005-09-06 14:04
A belorussian Bible dating back to the time of the Reformation has been found in Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 18:24
The battered door of London's Westminster Abbey has been named the oldest in Britain by English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-26 17:18
Scientists and religious scholars will meet in Dallas, Texas in September 2005 to present the latest research on the Shroud of Turin.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-24 21:24
Recent excavations of Soutra Hospital in Scotland show that the medieval Augustine monks had knowledge of anaesthetics and disinfectants as well as surgical instruments.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-19 11:41
Legend says that the huge stones of Hexham Abbey's crypt were the work of giants, but now archaeologists believe that they were probably stolen from Roman bridges.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-16 10:45
This article looks at the history and use of paternosters and rosaries from the 11th century on.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-08-14 09:56
In an article for Science & Theology News, columnist Carolyn Moynihan discusses the facts and myths of scientific thought in the medieval world.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-09 12:50
Residents of the Midrealm were on hand to help celebrate Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church's 100th anniversary with period contests, archery and a depiction of Martin Luther by the church's pastor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 23:59
Experts are wondering if a newly-discovered mosaic depicting Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus stabbing a chimera with a lance is might have been an inspiration for St. George and the dragon.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-15 17:29
A 10th or 11th century Saxon rotunda, thought to be part of a monastery, has been unearthed in Leominster, England during a geophysical survey. The structure may be connected to Earl Leofric and his wife, the famed Lady Godiva.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 10:58
In its July 2005 issue, Science et Vie explains how an artist used medieval techiques to recreate the image on the cloth.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 17:02
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2005-06-20 15:50
Two Brazilian doctors who are also art lovers think they have uncovered a "secret lesson" in human anatomy in the famous Sistine Chapel frescos.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 15:13
Humor is ageless, or so believes John Emerson in his weblog 700 Year Old Jokes, a collection of humorous stories from a 13th century Persian Bishop.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-10 18:25
Producers of the film version of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code have hit another roadblock. Officials of London's Westminster Abbey have refused to allow the production crew to film there.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 12:14
In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-19 17:12
The Monastery, a new series airing on the BBC, challenges modern men to live the lives of medieval monks in the Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-27 11:13
"Kingdom of Heaven," a documentary about the upcoming film depicting the 12th century Crusade, will debut on A&E May 4, 2005.