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Need advice about a Masonic inscription in my Hometown

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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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Hi
I'm from Aachen/Germany we have a big Cathedral in our city made by Charlemagne
its the oldest church in northern Europe (Building started around 792 by Charlemagne)
Info-Cathedral
o.k. what this thread's about is, there is a building-attachment to the cathedral
where i found this Masonic (lets call it) "Stone-engraving". Maybe here is
someone with more knowledge about Masonic-Arts and maybe can tell me
more about what can be seen on the picture. The only thing i can identify
are the Roman numbers.
I think it reads 1776.





posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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You'll have to wait for a Mason to come along to explain it, but I think they call that a sunburst. Looks like the eye of Horus in the triangle. It's cool looking, isn't it?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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I'm aware of that, but i think the Latin inscriptions are much more interesting.
2nd. line



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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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The symbol is arguably not "masonic". In the context, it's a symbol of the Blessed Trinity.

Latin just says that this is the Basilica (Ecclesiastical "seat", or where the bishop rules from), dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the year is 1766 (not 1776). Above it says that the parish is that of St. John the Baptist.

The church may have started in 792, but many of these old European cathedrals had additions over the centuries, small chapels on the sides, areas perhaps dedicated to various saints, places of interment for those worthy of burial within a church (usually saints or nobles who served the Church is some special way, like winning battles), etc.

JR MacBeth



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by D0MiNAT0R 1OOO

I'm aware of that, but i think the Latin inscriptions are much more interesting.
2nd. line

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Then you should have said so instead of asking about the "Masonic-Arts." Did it really take you 2 edits to come up with that?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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Thanx a lot thats what i wanted to know.



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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that gold burst is impressive....i like

can you feel the history? in the structure and surroundings. i'm curious

since here in texas we have nothing over 200 years old



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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A beautiful engraving... Maybe "ana-Baptist" movement?

Certainly not Masonic.

Masons don't claim ownership of or creation of the all-seeing eye. It's really only mentioned once in our rituals and it refers to the all-seeing eye of Providence, or of God.



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by GBP/JPY
that gold burst is impressive....i like

can you feel the history? in the structure and surroundings. i'm curious

since here in texas we have nothing over 200 years old


There are some amazing old sites in Texas, though.

I grew up near the Adobe Walls indian settlement. Amazing history there.



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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my limited language skills seem to indicate the words:

parochial

division

baptist (baptismal)?

royal

basilical of the blessed virgin mary


can't read the year completely but may be 1366 or 1266 not 76

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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Thank you for the info. "JR MacBeth" got it right, its the year 1766.
The roman letters are MDCCLXVI the second letter D is not so easy
to recognise.
I think i was wrong in thinking this is from masonic origin it seems
its connected to the church.
BTW. Here in the Video at 06:05min you can also see it.
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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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There's nothing uniquely Masonic about that icon. Otherwise, the kings of France must've been Masons as the linked image is of the chapel in Versailles.




HTH
Fitz



posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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all seeing eye was used all over the world in art in the 1700's and 1800's it was a symbol for god's providence....masons adopted it...however it was not then considered to be "masonic".



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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It looks as if it is stating that the cathedral is considered a "Basilica" by the Catholic church. The original Mission of San Diego de Alcala in my home town of San Diego, Ca. is considered a "Basilica". It is considered a special Papal certification, so to speak. The church has special recognition by the Vatican.

I do not believe that the symbol is Masonic from what I can figure out.



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