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 Great Day of His Wrath

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