Faith/Spirituality Forum: Re:- Star of David
Re:- Star of David QUESTION from Steven Jarvis on November 18, 2002 I was interested to read the question and answer about Jewish symbols in Christian contexts. I can think of two examples in Catholic churches in England, and wonder if anyone has seen any further examples of Judaica being incorporated into church architecture.
My two examples are (i) A rose window in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church, Herne Bay, Kent (my place of baptism), which incorporates a Star of David in the tracery, and (ii) The London Oratory Church (the famous Brompton Oratory associated with Cardinal Newman and Fr. Faber) which has a pair of copies of the Temple menorah of Jerusalem (apparently copied from pictures on the Arch of Titus in Rome), flanking the front of the sanctuary.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on November 21, 2002 Dear Steven:
Thanks for the examples. As Christians our heritage is derived from Judaism. The examples you gave illustrate this heritage.
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