What is a mystery but the unexplained. That is what happened tonight during the liturgy. It leaves me trying to rationalize the scene, questioning the appearance of discs on the left, second panel down, of the divided window.
The new glass, that replaced the previous style, is tinted and now needing a scrubbing. There is a faded imprint in what is called a pad that was used in securing the product initially. So, could it have been the way the sun was hitting on it as it was intently coming into the building around 7PM. Could that have caused the phenomena, or effect?
Once the sun had moved away, the slightest impression of the pads were visible, but not five of them, and those were plain. These had solid halo's just inside the disc, which were all the same size, and in the center of each were a Greek-style cross, set into a circle. They looked like observers peeking in our window. The halo's, set just inside of the disc, were colored in black. The solid circle center, had black crosses with five gem stones, set in. The objects were perfectly formed and were all identical.
I thought they had wings, and moved about. Now that is what I call a mystery. One which leaves more questions than answers without confirmation or other eye-witnesses.
The closest rendition to what I saw is from the book entitled Icons, by T. Talbot Rice, (Pg. 19), where Archangels Gabriel and Michael hold a medallion, except these had crosses in the center, with small wings like those on (page 105), to soar around the heavenly throne.
After a while you start to doubt. Strange things happen all the time which are unexplainable and may be in fact, "mysterious," which is "best left to mistaken."
But mistaken to what? Something was there. And, how do the artists get to draw the unseen? It makes one think now, doesn't it? If it was just the marks from the pad, where did they all mysteriously go? What remains beside the plain circle on the window, are my questions.
I just don't know. Maybe someone can shed some light on this?
Almost A Minyan
2 months ago