BirkensteinSt. Mariae Verkündigung Paintings on the outsidePanel 4
Old Testament
Judges Gideon (Jud. 6-8) Miracle of the fleece (Jud. 6:37-40)Dew falls on the fleece but not on the surrounding earth (Jud. 6:37)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Ark returns to Jerusalem (2 Kings 6-7) The ark is brought from Obededom's house to Jerusalem (2 Kings 6:12)
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 2:13: Sponsus: Ficus protulit grossos suos ... Surge, amica mea ... (Bridegroom: The fig tree hath put forth her green figs ... Arise, my love ...) Second part of verse: Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni (Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come)
Ecclesiasticus Ecclus 24:22: Ego quasi terebinthus extendi ramos meos (I have stretched out my branches as the turpentine tree)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe candle not placed under a bushel but on a candlestick (Mt. 5:15, Mc. 4:21, Lc. 11:33)
Ministry ParablesThe lost groat (Lc. 15:8-10)Adaptations
Ministry ParablesThe mustard seed (Mt. 13:31-32, Mc. 4:31-32, Lc. 13:18-19)Adaptations
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryMiraculous ImagesBirkensteinHistory of the PilgrimageAfter the chapel was built, pilgrims started arriving in 1673, and in 1692 an extension was added
Further details
At the centre rear the house in which the miraculous image had been kept, in the centre left the procession to transfer it, at the right the new chapel
Weidinger, Johann Georg (active by 1761)
Birkenstein, St. Mariae Verkündigung
Notes on photograph
Digital only
Photographed with kind permission of the shrine administration
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