Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sicily's Masterpiece: The Christ Pantokrator

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Sicily a true crossroads of civilization:

Maybe it is a latent Byzantine rite gene that is spurring me on
in this effort to try and connect the pieces of this puzzle.

Maybe it is the thundering Etna (the furnace of Hephaestus/Vulcan),
that stands like a smouldering sentinel and blocks direct connections
from Cerami (my ancestoral home city) to Messina.
Thanks to Tom Pfeiffer

Maybe it is the fact the Homer's Odyssey stationed
Charybdis (the whirlpool) in the Strait of Messina
(my paternal grandmother's maiden name) to guard
against an attempted unification.

From the movie The Odyssey (1997)

Maybe...the recently aborted Strait of Messina Bridge
bears witness to the undeniable fact that
some things are better left undone...


Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

If you have a few minutes please go to the following sites
and see what I have been compelled to work on since 2004.

I will attempt to answer any and all inquiries at


* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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