The Great Day of His Wrath

This last Sunday was the Sunday of the Last Judgement in the Eastern Orthodox church, in preparation for the Lenten fast which begins this coming Sunday. This awe-inspiring painting is on-theme.


The Battle of Finnesburh

Most people who have ready any Anglo-Saxon poetry have read Beowulf, which deserves its status as a English classic. Much less well-known is The Battle of Finnesburh, mostly because it is, alas, only a fragment of a much longer work. Even as a fragment, though, it's one of the most gripping battle-scenes ever depicted in … Continue reading The Battle of Finnesburh