Monday, May 16, 2016

A&O Pastor's 10-Day Honeymoon Begins in Rome

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"The David" (1501-1504) by Michelangelo. Photo taken by Mick Ampy in May 2016 at the Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
ITALY---During their 10-day honeymoon in Italy, A&O board member, Pastor Vivian Ampy and Mick Ampy will visit many important churches, and the first was St. John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano). It was the first church that Christians were authorized to build after receiving permission from emperor Constantin. Later, the emperor also converted to Christianity and legalized the religion with the Edict of Milan in 313 AD. The Basilica is the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, a title and honour appointed by definition to the Pope. The Ampy's were married in Indianapolis on Saturday, and today is the first day of their honeymoon.
Main façade of the Basilica of St. John Lateran (Rome) by Alessandro Galilei, 1735. Photo taken by Mick Ampy

The following images were emailed after the first day of their honeymoon (May 15-25, 2016: 
Uffizi Museum crucifix from the Medici family





"Deposition of Christ" by Alessandro Allori (1535-1607), Church of S. Croce, Florence, Italy


















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