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  • Basilica of Saint Denis - the central portal doors in gilded bronze depicting the Passion of the Christ. Abbot Suger, an oblate from the age of 10, was abbot of Saint Denis from 1122 and patron of its rebuilding and expansion beginning in 1135. Abbot Suger’s patronage is inscribed at the top of the portal doors:

    For the glory of the church which nurtured and raised him, Suger strove for the glory of the church, Sharing with you what is yours, oh martyr Denis. He prays that by your prayers he should become a sharer in Paradise. The year when it was consecrated was the one thousand, one hundred and fortieth year of the Word.

    Saint Denis, France. B&W edit. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    ..through glass, through glass. Chateau Versailles, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Portal of St. Baudile church, circa 1118. The mosaic tiles of the tympanum depicting Christ’s Blessing, was added to the church in 1900 by Pastor Jean-Baptiste Charasson, to replace a painting of the same theme. Neuilly-sur-Marne, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    The doors of the Cloister Portal of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    South portal, Saint Etienne Cathedral. Meaux, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Basilica of Saint Denis - the central portal doors in gilded bronze depicting the Passion of the Christ. Abbot Suger, an oblate from the age of 10, was abbot of Saint Denis from 1122 and patron of its rebuilding and expansion beginning in 1135. Abbot Suger’s patronage is inscribed at the top of the portal doors:

    For the glory of the church which nurtured and raised him, Suger strove for the glory of the church, Sharing with you what is yours, oh martyr Denis. He prays that by your prayers he should become a sharer in Paradise. The year when it was consecrated was the one thousand, one hundred and fortieth year of the Word.

    Saint Denis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Church Of Our Lady. Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Doors, Church Of Our Lady. Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    A set of entrance doors on The Old Sint-Janshospitaal (St. John’s Hospital) Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Doors to Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church, Provins, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

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