Expression

PROTEST, PRAYER, DREAM:

A small exhibit of three photos: expressive moments, each with a distinct feeling.

I lifted these images out because they seem to coexist in an interesting way.

Image sources: in and around Melbourne. Country town, church, art gallery. A celebratory parade with strong elements of protest. Men deep in prayer at the Nigerian church. A pregnant women suspended in a dreamlike field of colour.

Enjoy the connections…. (click to zoom images)

All photos by Catherine Schieve… 2014-17

River of Mercy

Originally found in Mirian Therese Winter,   WomanPrayer, WomanSong: Resources for Ritual (  New York: Crossroad, 1987), this prayer over the waters of the font is also found in the United Church of Canada’s  Celebrate God’s Presence: A Book of Services  (Etebicoke, Ont.: United Church Press, 2000) and the  Uniting Church in Australia’s Uniting in Worship 2  (Sydney: Uniting Church Press, 2005). (Photo of the text in  Celebrate God’s Presence , by Stephen Burns.)

Originally found in Mirian Therese Winter, WomanPrayer, WomanSong: Resources for Ritual (New York: Crossroad, 1987), this prayer over the waters of the font is also found in the United Church of Canada’s Celebrate God’s Presence: A Book of Services (Etebicoke, Ont.: United Church Press, 2000) and the Uniting Church in Australia’s Uniting in Worship 2 (Sydney: Uniting Church Press, 2005). (Photo of the text in Celebrate God’s Presence, by Stephen Burns.)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

ABU DHABI

Kraig Grady contributes these images from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi…. with comments about the magnificent resonant sound in the Mosque, and the largest chandelier in the world at 9 tons. Other superlative architectural details include 4 minarets and 82 domes, the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, reflecting pools of deep blue tile, artistic illumination of the architecture that follows the Lunar cycle, and the use of pure white and coloured marbles…

For detailed information visit the website of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

photos by Kraig Grady

photos by Kraig Grady

More images (below) from the Mosque’s website.

Thank you, Kraig!

Kraig Grady is a composer-performer, instrument builder, and microtonalist from NSW, Australia