The first one, called a Krater, is a large pot used for mixing wine and water, because Greeks thought it was uncivilized to drink wine neat. The pot was black and painted gold with men making a sacrifice at an altar with an animal on the altar. Animal sacrifices were a common way of honoring the gods as part of the animal was for the god and the rest was eaten by the worshipers. The second piece of pottery was a Lekane which was a short round storage bowl showing a sacrificial procession to the goddess Athena. In ancient Greek religion only men could perform sacrifices, but men and women could be priests.
Behind them came thirty young men who were taking nicely decorated bulls to the sacrifice. Then, many slaves who were carrying the treasure of the Jews, closed the first part of the procession. This treasure part had an expensive table, candle and lamp stand which were all made of gold.Seven Jewish prisoners, who were mearching in the middle of the procession, were loudly mocked by the spectators. Five boys, marched with clear faces, ignoring the shouts, but two women with tears in their eyes, begged the spectators to spare the children. After the prisoners had come, Domitian himself arrived by very splendid carriage.
All that can be heard in the background is the echo of the Prince’s voice as he forces both Lord Capulet and Lord Montague to gaze upon the consequence of their feud. The echo makes the scene more effective, emphasizing his words. As the bodies are taken off to church, soft music is played, however it is hardly audible due to the diegetic sound of footsteps as all members of both houses alike, follow Romeo and Juliet’s coffins to the funeral. The second film device to be used is costumes. Costume choices prove to be of great importance in this film as they can
The investiture of the president begins with high mass in the cathedral, followed by Holy Week events and then the celebration of major Peruvian saints' days and festivals, like Santa Rosa de Lima. Historically, the policies of the Church have been considered very conservative and high handed in their dealings with the native Quechua and Aymara people. It was only in the fifties that this policy was substantially changed with many foreign priests coming into the clergy. This resulted in the materialization of a powerfully populist and social activist theme among several of the clergy with many priests and nuns working to lend a hand to the poor. As the dominant religion ruling over a group of people that uphold their strong native cultural traditions, Roman Catholicism is intricately mixed with the features of Incaic thinking and following.
Liturgical Expression: The Lunar New Year Mass For Vietnamese Catholics, the Lunar New Year Mass is a very important liturgical event related to very much Vietnamese culture. I would like to describe the Lunar New Year Mass at Vietnamese community at St, Henry Church couple months ago. There was the couplet (parallel sentences) hang at both sides of the crucifixion meaning of God and spring season. People used yellow and red colors to decorate the Altar. The readers, acolytes, and ministers of Cup wore the traditional clothing “4- part dress” during the Mass.
Some such surroundings include the parades, the drinking aspect of the holiday, public schools, and how everyone celebrates as Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has primarily been a religious event. “Until the 1970’s, pubs were required by law to close on March 17th.” (Religion Facts). After all, the day is set aside to celebrate the death of a saint. “In Dublin, it is a weeklong event called St. Patrick’s Festival.” (Religion Facts).
President Abraham Lincolin proclaimed a National holiday for thanksgiving to be celebrated as a federal and a popular holiday in the United States. The proclamation has been repeated by many other presidents after Lincolin. This event is marked by all citizens of the United States and it is a day that family members take a day off from their busy schedules to come together and celebrate this important day. National leaders also take this opprtunity to come together with their constituents as a show of unity and togetherness. Even with the importance attached to this ritual, my observation is that its symbolic importance has been watered down and reduced to just another day that people get a day off from their normally busy schedules.
There are many symbols attached to this holiday in Europe, and each country has kept its own identity and traditions, while enriching them with influences form various other sources. This diversity and richness prove the importance given by Europeans to the Christmas holiday. Advent, its crown and its calendar... Advent corresponds to the four-week period that precedes "the arrival"(adventus in Latin) of baby Jesus, that is Christmas. In certain parts of Germany, Advent begins on the 11th November, on Saint Martin's Day.
The games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympic Games (which began in 1869). The Games were held in honor of Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every four years. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part. Also, the Games were an attractive means of getting men fit.