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  Basilica of San Vitale, consecrated 547 Anno Domini in honor of San Vitale di Milano - Saint Vitalis of Milan, 1st/2nd century saint and martyr  
 

Basilica of San Vitale, consecrated 547 Anno Domini in honor of San Vitale di Milano - Saint Vitalis of Milan, 1st/2nd century saint and martyr. 7 July 2012

 

 

 

Saint Gervasius   Saint Protasius
     

 

 

 

 

in Ravenna in Basilica of San Vitale mosaic of Abel and Melchisidec and Mose and Isaias    
in Ravenna in Basilica of San Vitale mosaic of Abel and Melchisidec and Mose and Isaias    

 

 

 

 

    Basilica of San Vitale mosaic on the north lunette of the choir of the basilica depicting Abraham at Mamre bringing an offering to the three angels
    Mosaic (521 - 547) on the north lunette of the choir of the Basilica of San Vitale depicting Abraham at Mamre bringing an offering to the three angels, with Sarah standing in the tent, and to the viewer's right another scene with Abraham offering Isaac to God and the Angel of God staying Abraham's hand after he has shown obedience.

 

 

 

  La basilica di San Vitale, Consacrazione 547 Anno Domini  

La basilica di San Vitale, Consacrazione 547 Anno Domini, 13 gennaio 2013

 

 

 

 

dome mosaic Il Battistero Neoniano, detto anche degli Ortodossi - Neonian Bapistery, also known as the Orthodox Baptistery  
 

Il Battistero Neoniano, detto anche degli Ortodossi - Neonian Bapistery, also known as the Orthodox Baptistery

Part of a Great Basilica until the latter's destruction in 1734, this oldest of extant Christian monuments of Ravenna was built at the direction of Bishop Ursus - Sant'Orso di Ravenna c. 400 Anno Domini;
finished with mosaics added some decades later during the reign (451 - 475) of Bishop Neone. Though there were restorations and additions from as late as the 19th century (the dish that Saint John uses),
this mosaic is largely original, nearly 1600 years old.

 

 

 

 

    Neonian Bapistery font
    12th/13th century octagonal baptismal font in Neonian Bapistery.

 

 

 

Romanesque campanile (bell tower) of the cathedral, dating from the 10th century.    
Romanesque campanile (bell tower) of the cathedral, dating from the 10th century.
Cattedrale metropolitana della Risurrezione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo,
18th century baroque Church replacing the early 5th century Basilica of Saint Ursus.
   

 

 

  Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista Ravenna  
  Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista, c. 426 - 430, the oldest Church in extraordinary Ravenna, was commissioned by Empress Aelia Galla Placidia (392 - 450), wife of Emperor Constantius III and daughter of Emperor Theodosius I who made orthodox Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius was also the last Emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire. Empress Galla Placidia was the effective ruler as regent for her son, Emperor Valentinian III, for 14 years from 423 to 437. The 42 meter high campanile (bell tower) dates to the 10th century.  

 

 

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista nave

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista nave.

  Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista portal
    14th century Gothic portal.

 

 

 

   

Ravenna Agreed Statement, 13 October 2007

of the

Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue
between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church:

Ecclesiological and Canonical Consequences of the Sacramental Nature of the Church
— Ecclesial Communion, Conciliarity and Authority —

     

 

 

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo    
Rinominati la Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in 856 dC, quando le reliquie di
Sant'Apollinare sono stati tradotti dalla Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
Renamed the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in 856 AD when relics of
Saint Apollinaris were translated from the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
The Church was first erected in c. 505 as an Arian Church at the direction of Ostrogoth
King Theodoric the Great, though already in 561 Anno Domini it was rededicated by
Emperor Justinian I as an Orthodox-Catholic Church dedicated to an arch-champion of
orthodoxy against the Arian heresy, Saint Martin of Tours (* c. 316, Pannonia, Hungary
– † 8 November 397). By tradition Saint Apollinaris of Antioch may have been one of
the Seventy(-two). He was consecrated the first Bishop of Ravenna by Apostle Saint Peter,
and he served in that office for twenty-eight years until his holy martyrdom in c. 78 AD.