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Redemptoris Mater: The Vatican provides magnificent 3-D chapel tour featuring detailed mosaics
The Holy See ^ | February 29, 2005

Posted on 02/28/2005 11:15:40 PM PST by Stoat

Please click on this link to go to the 'start page' for the presentation:

Redemptoris Mater

The Holy See
You are about to visit the "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel of our Holy Father John Paul II.
The chapel is precious to the Holy Father as it is used during his annual spiritual retreats as well as for the homilies given during Advent and Lent. The chapel was completely redone with over 600 square meters of mosaics on the walls and ceilings as a gift to the Holy Father for his 50th anniversary of ordination to priesthood. It was designed to incorporate the theological essence of both the west and east, the "two lungs" of the Church.
The visit will take you into the chapel to see the mosaics and to understand the meaning of different events of Christ's life represented in them.

This project will be presented in two phases: the coincides with the Holy Father's 25th Anniversary of His Pontificate, October 2003, and the will begin in December 2003. .

First, choose the version best for your computer and connection based on the technical indications below. Click on the chapel after the introduction finishes.
LEGEND icon Once inside the site, click the "Legend" icon to see the different modes of exploring the site. .

TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: architecture; art; catholic; catholicism; catholics; chapel; church; holysee; pope; religion; vatican
If you have any troubles viewing this presentation, please don't be frustrated! It worked fine on my computer, and if you post a question here in this thread, I will try to answer and others may be able to help as well :-)

If you have a technical question, please address it to "All" in addition to myself so that everyone will feel invited to help. There is a lot of impressive computer expertise here at Free Republic and I am not at the top end of it by any means. :-)

Once you're in the chapel, be sure to fully investigate all of the controls, as you can zoom, pan, and look up and down. There's an outline representation of the chapel that will show you the region you're exploring. Mousing over some of the images will reveal detailed explanations of the scenes as well as additional close-up zoom options.

1 posted on 02/28/2005 11:15:40 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Salvation

Perhaps some of the people on your ping list might enjoy this. :-)

2 posted on 02/28/2005 11:17:09 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: NYer

Interesting Chapel ping...

3 posted on 03/01/2005 5:12:24 AM PST by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: Stoat; All

I found that PoP-Up Blockers must be "Off" to view this site.


4 posted on 03/01/2005 1:30:42 PM PST by Telit Likitis
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To: Telit Likitis; All
Thanks very much for letting others know :-)

It didn't make any difference with mine, but I guess it may cause troubles with different types of popup blockers.

I appreciate your bringing it to everyone's attention :-)

I hope that you were able to make the presentation work and I hope also that you enjoyed it.

I was a bit unhappy that there wasn't music along with it, but that would have increased the bandwidth load and general complexity of the presentation dramatically I suppose.

BTW, people might also be interested in these areas at the Vatican's web site where you can download free music:


Hymns for the Celebrations of the Liturgical Year, Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel

Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra - L'Offerta Musicale in MP3

5 posted on 03/01/2005 1:54:20 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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