Friday, November 1, 2013

Descending Dove

The dove is gentle, peaceful, and graceful. And, as a bird, it has the freedom to touch the earth or fly where it wills through the air.
With these images in mind, the dove is most often used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. The descending dove offers the reminder that God sends his spirit into his people. The action of the Spirit is vividly portrayed in describing Jesus’ baptism: “...when Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove.” (Luke 3:21-22).
The symbol is often used in the Church in connection with baptism and confirmation.


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Absteigende Taube

Die Taube ist sanft, friedlich und anmutig. Und, wie ein Vogel,hat es die Freiheit, die Erde zu berühren oder durch die Luft zu fliegen, wosie will.
Mitdiesen Bildern vor Augen wird die Taube oft als Symbol benutzt für den HeiligenGeist. Die absteigende Taube bietet die Erinnerung daran, dass Gott seinem Volkseinen Geist sendet. Das Wirken des Heiligen Geistes ist anschaulichdargestellt in der Beschreibung der Taufe Jesu: "...und auch Jesusgetauft wurde und betete, dass der Himmel sich auftat, und der Heilige Geistauf ihn herabschwebte in leiblicher Gestalt wie eine Taube." ( Lukas3:21-22)
DasSymbol wird oft in der Kirche im Zusammenhang mit der Taufe und Firmungverwendet.
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And here is the PDF "Descending Dove" for you to download.
Please do not sell the patterns or the ornaments. If you give them as gifts, please always include the explanation of the symbol.
I would love to hear from all who are using my patterns. It would be nice to know that my efforts are not in vain. You find my email address on the pattern if you have any question about it. Happy to help.

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I am also a lacemaker. So I am finally working on what I also had dreamed about for quite some time: the Chrismons in Lace Series.

This is a design by Brigitte Bellon and can be found in the
Heartland Lace Guild newsletter Pillow Talk #99
A membership form can be found here.
 
update 02/07/2015:
Brigitte Bellon is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use PDF “Descending Dove”


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