Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. turns 50


Main entrance of the largest church in the United States

Looking forward towards the main altar

Huge mosaic of the awesome Jesus
as described in the Book of Revelation
returning to judge the living and the dead.

(Look into his eyes and meditate on that for a while!)

Revelation 1:13-18 And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  And his head and his hairs were white as white wool and as snow. And his eyes were as a flame of fire:  And his feet like unto fine brass, as in a burning furnace. And his voice as the sound of many waters.  And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two-edged sword. And his face was as the sun shineth in his power.  And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last,  And alive, and was dead. And behold I am living for ever and ever and have the keys of death and of hell.

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