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Notes on Revelation

August 11, 1999 Eclipse Path

City Duration Maximum

1. England and Guernsey
2. France
3. Belgium, Luxembourg
4. Germany
5. Austria, Hungary
6. Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria
7. Turkey, Iraq
8. Iran, Pakistan
9. India  

Useful Definitions:

UT=Universal Time=Greenwich Time

Notre Dame (French for "Our Lady"), the Virgin Mary. The term has served as the name for Roman Catholic churches and for Roman Catholic abbeys, shrines, and educational institutions dedicated to the Virgin.--Universal Standard Encyclopedia.

Goth: a member of a Germanic people that overran the Roman Empire in the early centuries of the Christian era.--Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.

Gothic: 1. of, relating to, or resembling the Goths, their civilization, or their language; teutonic, germanic; medieval; uncouth, barbarous; 2. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of architecture developed in northern France and spreading through western Europe from the middle of the 12th century to the early 16th century that is characterized by the converging of weights and strains at isolated points upon slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by pointed arches and vaulting; 3. of or relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents.--Webster's

cathedral: 1. of, relating to, or containing a cathedra [a bishop's official throne]; 2. emanating from a chair of authority; a church that is the official seat of a diocesan bishop.--Webster's

Gothic Field Guide, Gothic architectural terms,

For reasons lost to time and tradition, a cathedral always faces west - toward the setting sun. The altar is placed at the east end. The main body, or nave, of the cathedral is usually divided into one main and two side aisles. These lead up to the north and south transepts, or arms of the cross, the shape in which a cathedral is usually formed.

gargoyle - a spout usually carved in the shape of an animal or demon, and connected to a gutter for throwing rain water from the roof of a building.

green man - a symbolic, decorative, carving characterized by a human face sprouting foliage.

grotesque - a carving usually of a demon, dragon, or half human/half animal, serving no utilitarian purpose. Often confused with gargoyles.

jamb figures - located on either side of the west front door; the first carved figures a visitor meets on a visit to a Gothic cathedral. Traditionally depicting Old Testament prophets, or martyred saints.

Lady chapel - the easternmost chapel of a cathedral, intended for quiet contemplation and the occasional special service.

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Information taken mostly from:
Grolier's 1995 Encyclopedia.

All Jewish information taken from:
Encyclopedia Judaica CD-ROM Edition


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