Saturday, April 10, 2010

Depeche Mode v The World Trade Center
Enjoy the Silence

The Vault|2010

All photos ©2009, Bernard M Lynch Jr

The Vault|Marvin
Dedicated to St Mickey,
Patron Saint of Redemption

OrangeMercury Unveiled|Exhibiting in CT 2010
New Photography

Message from An-Ming Truxes, Arts Division Director

Dear Bernard,

I am pleased to inform you that your artwork has been selected for the CHANGE Juried Exhibition of Visual Art created by Artists with Disabilities.

Congratulations and thank you for submitting your artwork for what will be an exciting series of exhibitions in 2010.

Best regards,

An-Ming Truxes

Arts Division Director

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism

Happy Birthday!!!
Photographer Shamus Ian Fatzinger
Washington DC

Brilliant photographer.

So today, everyone passing by him should take his picture.

Happy Birthday, Shamus!!!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Anne M Cipriano|Cinema Vitae

Due to the death of a dear friend's mother, OrangeMercury will be off for a few days. We're making a movie and a great photo keepsake for Anne.

Ann was a great, great woman, and everyone should know someone like her in their lives.

Ironically, or purposefully, God has called Anne, (St Anne), the patroness of miners, home, when He needs her most.

She offered up her suffering throughout the entire Easter season, from Holy Thursday through Easter Monday, and was called Home in the wee hours of Tuesday, at approximately 4:30a EST.

God needed help dealing with the lost souls of the miners in China and the USA.

Truly a calling home.

Rest well Anne, and enjoy your eternal reward.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Proof of God's Existence.
The Calling of Anne Cipriano

Clearly, God calls home His soldiers when He needs them.

After a life as an angel and soldier of Christ, Anne Cipriano was called Home last evening.

Anne came home on the Ides of March, known widely as the day Brutus killed Caesar as he uttered the immortal words "e tu, Bruté."

From what I know, just before Easter, maybe on Holy Thursday, Anne took a turn for the worst, and was put on morphine and ativan. Myself and her whole family and her legions of friends were praying for an easy passing.

And yet Anne lingered through the entire Easter season, passing just after the closing of Easter Monday, in the wee early hours of Tuesday, having offered up her suffering during the entire Easter season.

And then, the miners died. And God summoned Anne, the patroness of miners, home to help him with the souls lost in the mines.

Think what you may, but if you really focus on something for a moment, and let the dots in the universe connect, you'll find there's more to the world than random events.

Travel well, Anne.

St Anne has gone home.

Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the traditional name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

All our information concerning the names and lives of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary, is derived from apocryphal literature, the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and the Protoevangelium of James. Though the earliest form of the latter, on which directly or indirectly the other two seem to be based, goes back to about A.D. 150, we can hardly accept as beyond doubt its various statements on its sole authority. In the Orient the Protoevangelium had great authority and portions of it were read on the feasts of Mary by the Greeks, Syrians, Copts, and Arabians. In the Occident, however, it was rejected by the Fathers of the Church until its contents were incorporated by Jacobus de Voragine in his "Golden Legend" in the thirteenth century. From that time on the story of St. Anne spread over the West and was amply developed, until St. Anne became one of the most popular saints also of the Latin Church.

The Protoevangelium gives the following account: In Nazareth there lived a rich and pious couple, Joachim and Hannah. They were childless. When on a feast day Joachim presented himself to offer sacrifice in the temple, he was repulsed by a certain Ruben, under the pretext that men without offspring were unworthy to be admitted. Whereupon Joachim, bowed down with grief, did not return home, but went into the mountains to make his plaint to God in solitude. Also Hannah, having learned the reason of the prolonged absence of her husband, cried to the Lord to take away from her the curse of sterility, promising to dedicate her child to the service of God. Their prayers were heard; an angel came to Hannah and said: "Hannah, the Lord has looked upon thy tears; thou shalt conceive and give birth and the fruit of thy womb shall be blessed by all the world". The angel made the same promise to Joachim, who returned to his wife. Hannah gave birth to a daughter whom she called Miriam (Mary). Since this story is apparently a reproduction of the biblical account of the conception of Samuel, whose mother was also called Hannah, even the name of the mother of Mary seems to be doubtful.

The renowned Father John of Eck of Ingolstadt, in a sermon on St. Anne (published at Paris in 1579), pretends to know even the names of the parents St. Anne. He calls them Stollanus and Emerentia. He says that St. Anne was born after Stollanus and Emerentia had been childless for twenty years; that St. Joachim died soon after the presentation of Mary in the temple; that St. Anne then married Cleophas, by whom she became the mother of Mary Cleophae (the wife of Alphaeus and mother of the Apostles James the Lesser, Simon and Judas, and of Joseph the Just); after the death of Cleophas she is said to have married Salomas, to whom she bore Maria Salomae (the wife of Zebedaeus and mother of the Apostles John and James the Greater). The same spurious legend is found in the writings of Gerson (Opp. III, 59) and of many others. There arose in the sixteenth century an animated controversy over the marriages of St. Anne, in which Baronius and Bellarmine defended her monogamy. The Greek Menaea (25 July) call the parents of St. Anne Mathan and Maria, and relate that Salome and Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Baptist, were daughters of two sisters of St. Anne. According to Ephiphanius it was maintained even in the fourth century by some enthusiasts that St. Anne conceived without the action of man. This error was revived in the West in the fifteenth century. (Anna concepit per osculum Joachimi.) In 1677 the Holy See condemned the error of Imperiali who taught that St. Anne in the conception and birth of Mary remained virgin (Benedict XIV, De Festis, II, 9). In the Orient the cult of St. Anne can be traced to the fourth century. Justinian I (d. 565) had a church dedicated to her. The canon of the Greek Office of St. Anne was composed by St. Theophanes (d. 817), but older parts of the Office are ascribed to Anatolius of Byzantium (d. 458). Her feast is celebrated in the East on the 25th day of July, which may be the day of the dedication of her first church at Constantinople or the anniversary of the arrival of her supposed relics in Constantinople (710). It is found in the oldest liturgical document of the Greek Church, the Calendar of Constantinople (first half of the eighth century). The Greeks keep a collective feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne on the 9th of September. In the Latin Church St. Anne was not venerated, except, perhaps, in the south of France, before the thirteenth century. Her picture, painted in the eighth century, which was found lately in the church of Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome, owes its origin to Byzantine influence. Her feast, under the influence of the "Golden Legend", is first found (26 July) in the thirteenth century, e.g. at Douai (in 1291), where a foot of St. Anne was venerated (feast of translation, 16 September). It was introduced in England by Urban VI, 21 November, 1378, from which time it spread all over the Western Church. It was extended to the universal Latin Church in 1584.

The supposed relics of St. Anne were brought from the Holy Land to Constantinople in 710 and were still kept there in the church of St. Sophia in 1333. The tradition of the church of Apt in southern France pretends that the body of St. Anne was brought to Apt by St. Lazarus, the friend of Christ, was hidden by St. Auspicius (d. 398), and found again during the reign of Charlemagne (feast, Monday after the octave of Easter); these relics were brought to a magnificent chapel in 1664 (feast, 4 May). The head of St. Anne was kept at Mainz up to 1510, when it was stolen and brought to Düren in Rheinland. St. Anne is the patroness of Brittany. Her miraculous picture (feast, 7 March) is venerated at Notre Dame d'Auray, Diocese of Vannes. Also in Canada, where she is the principal patron of the province of Quebec, the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré is well known. St. Anne is patroness of women in labour; she is represented holding the Blessed Virgin Mary in her lap, who again carries on her arm the child Jesus.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Sticky & Sweet|Madonna in Argentina 2009

Enjoy. I'm temporarily out of photo space.
I filled my 1GB limit.

I give a damn!
What about sexual orientation? It's a LAW.

Holy Cross High School (Waterbury CT)

does not discriminate

on the basis of race, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin

in the administering of its educational policies.


iPad Teardown|The Photos

Thinking of tearing apart your iPad?

Start your engines with...


Hammerstein Ballroom

New York, NY

Wed, Jun 23, 2010 08:00 PM

OrangeMercury Hits the Limit!

So here I was, blogging away, minding your own business, and I decided it was time to put out my all-time favorite BPM listing. I diligently searched for CD artwork in the dark nether-reaches of the internet and once I had assembled a list of ten everypartysgottoplaythesecds faves, I loaded up the first five and was met with the dreaded, and heretofore unknown Blogger "you have exceeded your limit of photographs."


I mean, it's not like I was the man who was responsible for breaking TWITTER (that was Michael Jackson) and I don't think anyone ever broke Google (except for, maybe, the Chinese) but pour qua? Could it be possible? Could I HAVE actually reached a digital ceiling? I don't know if I even have enough room to post the screen cap I have of the actual message, but, in vain, I will try...



ORANGEMERCURY had reached yet new levels of excitement and gluttony. I have REACHED a DIGITAL GLASS CEILING in my efforts to bring to you all things visual.

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So for now, au reviro. Until I pony up some cash for more space, I suppose.

But could it be possible that this sloth is guilty of such lusty gluttony in a voyeuristic sense?

Stay tuned to this bat channel...

Monday, April 05, 2010

88|Elton John_Caribou [1974]
I've Seen the Saucers

I wouldn't fool you but I've seen the saucers
So many times I'm almost in tune
Watching them flying in formation
Thinking how I could be so immune

iReview iTunes

The Golden Fleece|Vocals Only
Elton John|Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The magnum opus of Elton John's career, his genius can be heard here with the vocals only, as .mp3s, stripped of production, his band, and any arrangements. A brilliant insight into the most amazing four sides of vinyl to emerge from the 70s, and, quite possibly, his entire career.

The Crossroads of My Thoughts

Good Friday v Easter Monday
The Basilica Project v
David Vance|Photographer

all photographs above ©david vance, photographer|miami

The Basilica Project
Easter Monday

photographs ©bernardmlynchjr

The Basilica Project
Inflation hits devotional candles!

photograph ©bernardmlynchjr