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"Worship: A Timeless Expression of Devotion and Reverence" In the depths of her soul, a praying girl seeks solace and guidance

Background imageWorship Collection: Praying Girl, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Roberto Ferruzzi

Praying Girl, Italian painting of 19th century. Artist: Roberto Ferruzzi
Praying Girl, Italian painting of 19th century. Ferruzzi, Roberto (1854-1944). Found in the collection of the M. Kroshitsky Art Museum, Sevastopol

Background imageWorship Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageWorship Collection: The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. (1941)

The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. (1941)
The Virgin and Child with Angels: Leaf of the Wilton Diptych, c1395. Housed in The National Gallery, London. From The Connoisseur, 1941 edited by H. Granville Fell. [The National Magazine Co

Background imageWorship Collection: Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Rhine Westphalia

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Rhine Westphalia

Background imageWorship Collection: Gin Juggarnath, 1835

Gin Juggarnath, 1835
The Gin Juggarnath, or the Worship of the Great Spirit of the age : a satire on gins apparent grip on British life in the early nineteenth century

Background imageWorship Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, - Golden Temple, The Harmandir Sahib, Amrit Sagar - lake

India, Punjab, Amritsar, - Golden Temple, The Harmandir Sahib, Amrit Sagar - lake of Nectar

Background imageWorship Collection: The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown

The Adoration of the Christ Child. Creator: Unknown
The Adoration of the Christ Child. (ca. 1515)

Background imageWorship Collection: TEMPLE OF SOLOMON. Dedication of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Painting by William Hole

TEMPLE OF SOLOMON. Dedication of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Painting by William Hole, c1910

Background imageWorship Collection: Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture

Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture. SPAIN. BALEARES. IBIZA. Ibiza. Museum of Archaeology of Ibiza and Formentera

Background imageWorship Collection: The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie

The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie
The Vigil, c1884. The Vigil of Arms was one of the religious exercises, which in the Middle Ages preceded the conferment of knighthood

Background imageWorship Collection: Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men

Background imageWorship Collection: Statue of Buddha, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Statue of Buddha, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Statue of Buddha (Shakyamuni) in Swayambhunath (also known as the Monkey Temple), a UNESCO World Heritage Site on top of Swayambhu hill on the western side of Kathmandu, Nepal

Background imageWorship Collection: Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Background imageWorship Collection: India, Kerala, row of elephants decorated with golden headdress and umbrella for the Pooram Festival

India, Kerala, row of elephants decorated with golden headdress and umbrella for the Pooram Festival, low angle side view

Background imageWorship Collection: Unknown

Unknown
AZ, Arizona, Sedona, Red Rock Country, Chapel of the Holy Cross, designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude

Background imageWorship Collection: Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s

Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s
Pilgrims holding worship service at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWorship Collection: Parsi Fire Temple - Bombay - Zoroastrians

Parsi Fire Temple - Bombay - Zoroastrians
Parsi Fire Temple - Mumbai (Bombay) - Zoroastrians

Background imageWorship Collection: Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel)

Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel)
XOS741951 Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel) by Master of the Legend of St. Lucy (fl.1475-1505); 199.2 x 161.8 cm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Background imageWorship Collection: Iona Abbey, Iona, just off Isle of Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom

Iona Abbey, Iona, just off Isle of Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom

Background imageWorship Collection: ROME: CHURCHES, 1575. Pilgrims visiting churches in Rome. Line engraving, 1575

ROME: CHURCHES, 1575. Pilgrims visiting churches in Rome. Line engraving, 1575

Background imageWorship Collection: Cuba, Havana

Cuba, Havana. Cafe in Plaza de la Catedral, Havana

Background imageWorship Collection: Amma Dablam (west face) framed by prayer flags

Amma Dablam (west face) framed by prayer flags. Ama Dablam is on of the most distinctive mountains lining the Khumbu valley

Background imageWorship Collection: Lalish capital of the Kurdish sect of the Yazidis in Iraq Kurdistan

Lalish capital of the Kurdish sect of the Yazidis in Iraq Kurdistan

Background imageWorship Collection: Worshipping the God of Smallpox, India

Worshipping the God of Smallpox, India
Under the Hindu faith, if you want protection against getting smallpox, pray to Shitala, the Goddess of Smallpox

Background imageWorship Collection: Buddhist monks performing prayers and music

Buddhist monks performing prayers and music, Kyoto city, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imageWorship Collection: Lincoln Cathedral at night in Lincoln UK

Lincoln Cathedral at night in Lincoln UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageWorship Collection: Tewkesbury fromTewkesbury Abbey UK

Tewkesbury fromTewkesbury Abbey UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageWorship Collection: Woman offering candle and praying in front of Crucifix

Woman offering candle and praying in front of Crucifix

Background imageWorship Collection: The Rebuke of Adam and Eve, 1740. Creator: Charles-Joseph Natoire

The Rebuke of Adam and Eve, 1740. Creator: Charles-Joseph Natoire
The Rebuke of Adam and Eve, 1740

Background imageWorship Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

Background imageWorship Collection: The Brompton Oratory competition (engraving)

The Brompton Oratory competition (engraving)
605142 The Brompton Oratory competition (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Brompton Oratory competition)

Background imageWorship Collection: Female Ancient Briton (engraving)

Female Ancient Briton (engraving)
2800805 Female Ancient Briton (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Female Ancient Briton. Published 27 August 1803.); © Look and Learn

Background imageWorship Collection: Chola period murals painting, Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, India

Chola period murals painting, Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, India
Ancient murals painting of the Chola period found on the walls of the Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, India. The temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Background imageWorship Collection: Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, View of Sri Swarnagiri Temple

Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, View of Sri Swarnagiri Temple

Background imageWorship Collection: The Birth of Christ. Creator: Unknown

The Birth of Christ. Creator: Unknown
The Birth of Christ. Nativity scene from the New Testament: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him

Background imageWorship Collection: The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin

The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin
The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. From With Pen and Camera in Three Continents by Charles J. S. Makin, F.I.C. F.C.S. [The Tribune Publishing Company, London, 1913]

Background imageWorship Collection: Jews praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878. Artist: Maurycy Gottlieb

Jews praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878. Artist: Maurycy Gottlieb
Jews praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878. Gottlieb, Maurycy (1856-1879). Found in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Background imageWorship Collection: Buddha side shot

Buddha side shot
Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia

Background imageWorship Collection: French poster for the Socialist Party (SFIO)

French poster for the Socialist Party (SFIO)
A French poster for the Socialist Party SFIO (French Section of the Workers International), showing men who have fought in the First World War facing up to a degenerate capitalist kneeling down to

Background imageWorship Collection: Royal Family at Christmas Service, 1969

Royal Family at Christmas Service, 1969
Members of the Royal family leave St. Georges Chapel, Windsor after attending the Christmas service there. In the foreground is Queen Elizabeth II holding the hand of her youngest son

Background imageWorship Collection: Interior of Lille Cathedral, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, Lille, France

Interior of Lille Cathedral, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, Lille, France

Background imageWorship Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageWorship Collection: Seamens Bethel & Institute, Quay Hill, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Seamens Bethel & Institute, Quay Hill, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Interior of the Seamens Bethel and Institute, founded by the British and Foreign Sailors Society in 1849. Two men are pictured seated by a piano and an organ

Background imageWorship Collection: Nicolas II and Kneeling troops - WWI

Nicolas II and Kneeling troops - WWI
WWI - Emperor (Tsar) Nicholas (Nicolas) II of Russia holds up a sacred icon to his troops, who drop to their knees in penitence. Date: circa 1915

Background imageWorship Collection: Greece, Santorini, Oia. Blue domed church overlooking the Sea of Crete

Greece, Santorini, Oia. Blue domed church overlooking the Sea of Crete

Background imageWorship Collection: MEXICO: AZTEC SACRIFICE. Aztecs offering human sacrifices to the sun-god

MEXICO: AZTEC SACRIFICE. Aztecs offering human sacrifices to the sun-god. Aztecs performing ritual sacrifice on a stone inscribed with the Aztec account of their history. Drawing, late 19th century

Background imageWorship Collection: A Parsi woman at a fire altar

A Parsi woman at a fire altar
A Parsi (Zoroastrian) Indian woman at a fire altar, worshipping Zoroaster Date: 1906

Background imageWorship Collection: Quaker women spinning in church

Quaker women spinning in church
Quaker ladies doing their chores while at worship services. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration




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"Worship: A Timeless Expression of Devotion and Reverence" In the depths of her soul, a praying girl seeks solace and guidance, as captured in Roberto Ferruzzi's 19th-century Italian painting. Her fervent devotion transcends time, reminding us of the enduring power of worship. From the ancient Skara Brae Prehistoric Village in Scotland's Orkney Islands to the majestic Cologne Cathedral in Germany, it has left its indelible mark on humanity. These sacred sites bear witness to our innate need to connect with something greater than ourselves. In Amritsar, India, the Golden Temple stands tall amidst the tranquil waters of Amrit Sagar lake. Here, devotees from all walks of life gather to pay homage and find spiritual enlightenment. The ethereal beauty of Gin Juggarnath's artwork further magnifies this divine experience. Across continents and centuries alike, art has been a medium through which we express adoration for higher beings. The Adoration of the Christ Child reminds us that even an unknown creator can capture profound moments of reverence for generations to come. The bust of goddess Tanit speaks volumes about Carthaginian art and their veneration for deities. This sculpture embodies worship as a tangible representation of faith and belief systems that have shaped civilizations throughout history. John Pettie's masterpiece "The Vigil" transports us back to c1884 when individuals would spend hours immersed in prayerful contemplation. It serves as a poignant reminder that true devotion requires patience and dedication. A statue depicting Buddha at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu invites visitors into a realm where inner peace is sought through meditation and introspection—a testament to Buddhism's emphasis on mindfulness as an integral part of worship. Stonehenge witnesses countless souls gathering during summer solstice—the longest day—to honor celestial forces beyond human comprehension. This ancient monument symbolizes mankind's awe-inspired connection with the universe.