St. Anne's pendant/enkolpion.
2007 marks the 100th Anniversary of the construction of St. Anne's
Anglican Church, Toronto.
Built in the Byzantine Greek-cross plan, and now a Canadian National
Historic Site, it contains
the only religious paintings by members of the Group of Seven.
In the upper south side of the Church can be found an emblem of
St. Anne and her daughter Mary.
Often Anne is represented with a book, her symbol.
In this painting by Thorough MacDonald, son of J.E.H. MacDonald
(who painted the Crufixion pendentive),
references to Hagia Sophia seem to appear again. In one of the
few mosaics still relatively intact, the
Theotokos (Mary, mother of God) is seen seated in an abstract
throne, while the emperors
Justinian and Constantine present to her and the Child models
of the great church, and the city of
Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), for their blessing.
In Thorough's painting, there is a striking similarity to the
Hagia Sophia composition, with representations
of St. Anne's Church and the Parish Hall on either side of Anne
Available exclusively through St. Anne's Anglican Church.
Profits from the sales of the Enkolpion
go to the St. Anne's Restoration Fund.
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