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12 Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary

I found Saint Joseph “Continuous” Sunday Missal book in a public room of my apartment. If you do not like this stuff, you may say that there are a lot of rules to be a Christian, but in fact, there are a lot of good things you can get from your belief. Most of God-people communities live as warm-heart families. They are nice to their friends and their families. They do have hope, because they believe that God/Jesus stays with them all along their way. They do not have to be afraid of the death, because there is no death if they believe in Jesus.

Jesus Christ and Thomas, his bad disciple who did not believe in his resurrection. Thomas put his finger into the hole on Jesus’ hand.

Some people said that only weak people who believe in God, or until only weak people who love peace. Although you disagree what the gospel says, but you still have to accept that it makes your friends nice and happy. If you feel that your religion is better than Catholic or Christian, that is your right, too. Nowadays, many people in the world believe in God, and you cannot change them, or you should not change them. There is nothing wrong to follow the Bible or any books which teach people to do good things. You will love to see people believe in God better than killing each others.

Sw Eden is an artist, and loves that every religion has its artwork. All are civilization. Artwork is unlimited of all concepts, methods and distances. A good artist watches others’ work with respect and an intelligent criticism.

Middle Tympanum main door of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Saint Joseph “Continuous” Sunday Missal gives a wonderful description of 12 Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary by the drawings in the last part of the book. It is not just for Mary Margaret. It is for all people who believe in Jesus Christ.

First Promise:
I will give to my faithful all the graces necessary in their state of life.
Second Promise:
I will establish peace in their homes.
Third Promise:
I will comfort then in all their afflictions.
Fourth Promise:
I will be their secure refuge in life, and above all in death.
Fifth Promise:
I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
Sixth Promise:
Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
Seventh Promise:
Tepid souls shall become fervent.
Eighth Promise:
Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
Ninth Promise:
I will bless every place in which an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
Tenth Promise:
I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
Eleventh Promise:
Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
Twelfth Promise:
To those who shall communicate on the First Friday, for nine consecutive months, I will grant the grace of final penitence.

(Saint Joseph “Continuous” Sunday Missal, from page 3-14 after page 1279, or at the end of the book)
The drawings are very touching to the heart.

Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Tusk, Ken Zi:Kill

You do not have to believe a romantic story between Jesus and Mary Margaret or St. John, but you also do not have to ban it. My country, Thailand did ban some part of Da Vinci Code the movie by a group of Christian actors. I really disagree with their protesting, because the movie is artwork, and all people should be able to watch all parts of it. I do not think that Da Vinci Code effects Christian in Thailand, because most Thai people are Buddhist.

If people are really Christian, they should not just kill other people who are not Christian. They should not be called the Christian then. For the belief, God did give all people the lives, and if some Christians kill other people who are not Christian, they will have sin. Many gays got killed by people who believed in God. And that should be a misunderstanding about the gospel. If to be gay is a sin, those Christian should not just kill gay, and create more sin in themselves. I am not an anti-gay, because many of them are nice people, and also talented to do work of both men and women.

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Seem like Female Satan, Philip Johnson Painting Gallery

This is one of 216 ways to kill cat(s), but I will not draw this caricature at all. I will keep this artwork as my history.

The death of Jesus before the resurrection. Jesus was with Mary as well as when he was born.


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The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Gothic Architecture and drawing

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

If I look through the eyes of new visitors who come to New York City to get the sense of Western world, they will never be disappointed to visit The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. And this church is the most interesting place in New York City in the list of website for visitors, too. This shows the influence from European life and religion before those people went to this new land. The religion founds many things around people’s life; for example, music, routine, artwork, architecture and also politic in ancient time. In this case, here is Catholic Church.


Facade of Main doors The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by Sw Eden

The huge piece of Gothic architecture which is sit on 3 blocks of changing slope from Morningside Driveway to Amsterdam Avenue, mostly was seen from east side of the town before other views. People walk from Central Park or from Subway around Central Park North and walk up this slope hill. They pass a small park, Morningside Park which has plain landscape and simply ballfeilds, but very deep from street. Surely everybody will get the feeling of how large the church is, from both attempt to walk up, and from the Morningside Park. The experience to walk down to the Morningside Park and look up to the church is more than the street walker’s sight. And this is not only about how large of the church, but also how high and powerful of the Catholic God. Before the time of Jesus Christ, the God was much cruel. He could kill the country which let a human tough an abandon box.


Synod House of St. John Church at south-west corner of Cathedral Avenue or 110 st by Sw Eden

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is already a big contrast to the way people look at New York as a modern city. On the plan of its block, there is The Avalon Morningside park apartment at the south-east corner. That corner is the first sight of most people to the church as previous paragraph said. Some complain that this apartment hides the view and hide how classic the view is. Some complain about the height of the apartment that it is sin. I visited New York first time on 2006, and I visited this church, too. The Avalon Morningside Park was built in 2007. To be an optimist, the modern materials of facade of this apartment give a big contrast in its block, as well as the church gives a big contrast to other modern buildings in the city.


Rough Sketch Saint John Church on Amsterdam Avenue around 112 st by Sw Eden

Most people like to walk on 110th street or Cathedral Avenue that make their eyes cannot contain over all part of the church so well. They are too close to the church. If they walk on 113rd street, their distance can hold all part of the main building very well. This view should be recommended for giving first impression to people who have never visited here. However the space between the feet of people in 113th street and the large wall of the church is parking areas and something under-construction. It is different from the space between 4 – 5 buildings in the middle which is calm and plentiful with trees. The plan cannot be changed, but it can be improved to give a good look from 113th street.


Facade at north side The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine or view on 113 st by Sw Eden


Angel on the highest roof or roof above Altar of Saint John church view from Morningside driveway by Sw Eden

The main entrance has three prominent tympanums and large stair. Firstly, the right-side tympanum is the story of Jesus birth. Mary (Virgin) is the main person on this side. Secondly, the left-side tympanum is the crucifixion of Jesus. It includes Mary and Mary from Magdala. This shows that Virgin Mary is very important to Catholic believe. Some of them worship Virgin Mary more mainly than Jesus. Although she is the mother of Jesus, Jesus called her, “Woman” rather than, “Mother” during his last 3 years. Thirdly, the middle tympanum is Jesus in the book of Revelation. The things that can be noticed that this is revelation are seven circles around Jesus in King dress. Moreover the space between Jesus and two doors, there are 4 animals in the book of revelation, too. They are strange human, strange lion, strange eagle and strange horse. All must have 7 eyes and 6 wings, but on the tympanum which has limited space, all of them have only 2 wings and 2 eyes for each.


Left-Side Tympanum of main entrance The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine or the death of Jesus. There are Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, drawing by Sw Eden


Middle Tympanum main door of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine or the image of Jesus in the book of Revelation


Tympanum of right-side main door The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine or the birth of Jesus. Virgin Mary is in there drawing by Sw Eden

Around the main door, there are 12 disciples standing at people’s head level. This may be concern about a part of Act in Bible, which God is the head if the man. At this part, some of them seem to be graphic-like rather than human-like sculpture. Mainly for all art at the facade, humans have to stand close to them, because the width of the street does not allow going further. So surely, humans have to life the head up.


Window of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by Sw Eden

After the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine renovation was finished about last year, 2008 (I visited last time before this year at Christmas of 2007), the nave was open. People can see directly to the choir, and stand in the middle and look around the cross arch roof. The scale of the roof and window is very large, and surely it is not human scale. All should be about feeling of God. In fact, Bible said that God created human as his image, so God should not have bigger body than regular people. The high roof and barbaric glass do not allow much light to come in. It should be about that feeling, too. But the church already put the spot light on the column. Catholic really concern about feeling, if compare with Buddhism country as Thailand. Thai ancient house also has high roof. The house can seem like church in this way, but in fact, it is reduce the heat at human level, because the heat always moves to the top. The paradox to Bible does not happen just for God scale, it is also about light in the space. All Catholic architects might think about the beginning of the book of genesis which is really short and small part of Bible. Most parts of Bible talk about bright and light rather than the dark over the water. God also blame people that they hide themselves from God in the darkness, because they are afraid that God will see something wrong on them. So almost all Catholic churches are strange from the reality in Bible. That is truly different from Protestant church which is more like human scale and much brighter.


View to West of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by Sw Eden

In the day I visit this Church

I walk in to the Church. I heard a soft chorus from faraway at around the cross part. High roof, make the sound of chorus has an incredible range especially emotion of praising their God. There is no microphone around those students. It is sad to me that their number is bigger than the number of audience. They are too fantastic to have that little number of audience. There are thousands chairs in the church, but they got sat less than one-eighth. I was interested to look for other events or performances, and I found that too many performances would be in here nearly every day. A question suddenly popped up in my head. This church should be very rich. Nowadays, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine became more commercial-like church to atheists’ eye (or maybe, in Christians’ eyes, too). They can saw it in many movies about fighting of God and Satan. This church also require visitors’ donation 5 USD for each. It should get a lot of money from government and membership prizes already. But it is still worth to visit.


View to East of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (Look at Altar) by Sw Eden

I had walked into other Catholic Church and attended some Christian churches’ activity for studying Bible. All church has nice rolls of wooden chairs. Nowadays, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is strange that there are no wooden chairs for audience. Only wooden chairs are in abandon area. All chairs are steel and plastic. I do not feel strange just about modern chairs in this fantastic Gothic building, because I got a really strange experience when I open the door of restroom. Its restroom sits like a container box at north side of the cross part (Middle of the church). The true bright light from fluorescence inside the restroom came under and between the edges of the door. I got into this area and close my eye a little while. Inside the church is so dark, and the restroom is much brighter. The book of revelation said that after the punishment to the world, there is not sun anymore, but the new land will be bright. If we compare this situation to the restroom, the darkness of the church is seem to be how the world looks like during the disaster, and the restroom is new world for happiness, and for people who do not know God yet. God will give them 1,000 years to know God, but in fact, that is only 1 day for Him of waiting, as the words in letters of Peter.


The Cross and Altar the place of chorus people by Sw Eden


Sketch of Choir and Altar of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by Sw Eden

In conclusion, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine has difference in itself. Other architecture makes the difference in its block. The scale makes difference to the city around there. And the church is also the different style to the business and hurry city as New York City. To be New York is to be as mosaic. If the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine was not exist, New York City would not be perfect itself.


Plan of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and Detail of each room by Sw Eden


behind St. Saviour room of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine by Sw Eden


Suggest to read

12 Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary

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Resurrection of Jesus and Finger of Thomas

Easter Day Video – Ken Zi:Kill

Who is real Satan? answer

Anti-God Belief

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