Thursday, August 26, 2010

Theme Thursday - Equal: Equilateral Triangle

The Thursday Theme for this week is "Equal".  This suggested an equilateral triangle to me, and in turn the ancient Christian symbol of The Holy Trinity going back to at least the year 1210.  The beautiful stained glass below  was printed on the front of our church's Sunday service bulletin last Trinity Sunday.  I am the drummer for our music ministry and thought the symbol would look nice on one of the djembe drums I use.  I copied the window to the drum using indelible Sharpie pens.  It is a little crude but decorative.




The symbol is known as the Shield of the Trinity and is a traditional Christian visual symbol which expresses many aspects of the doctrine of the Trinity, summarizing the first part of the Athanasian Creed in a compact diagram. In late medieval England and France, this emblem was considered to be the heraldic arms of God (and of the Trinity).   The link is to Wikipedia and may be of interest to some of you.


Another Tulsa blogger, "Tour in a Radio Car" has posted additional historical information about the significance of "The Shield of the Trinity" that is worth reading.  


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12 comments:

Brian Miller said... [Reply to comment]

nice...like me some djembe....and good job using your talents that way as well...smiles. nice tt!

Kris said... [Reply to comment]

Eric Djembe-Djembe?

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

That's two creative talents you share with us today, Tulsa Gentleman. Nice take for TT.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

What a many-talented man you are.
Thank you for the very interesting TT.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

I like that symbol even though I have not faith and much cyncism. I also like the sound of the djembe. I tried to learn to drum, but the vibrations were way too much.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

You are a man of many talents and interests. Very interesting post.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Boy, another talent I didn't know about. You did a very nice job on that drum. And this was very educational. And photogenic...

Prayer Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Very beautiful stained glass. I think the transfer to your drum turned beautifully as well.

Thanks for you TT.

PG

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, that's what it is! I saw the symbol recently but didn't know what it meant.

Bobbie said... [Reply to comment]

Nicely done, love the art :) Great take on the theme too.

Leeuna said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely job on the drum, as well as on the "equal" theme. The symbol is beautiful.

Baino said... [Reply to comment]

Hmm not one of the faithful myself but have a love of iconography and it looks just perfect on your Djembe, I mean where else would one put it?