Ravenna, Italy: St. Apollinare in Classe, Alpha (Beginning)

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5/21/17
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Italy , Ravenna , St. Apollinare in Classe , Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe , Saint Apollinaris in Classe , Basilicas , Mosaics , Alpha in Art , Greek Symbolism in Christian Art
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The Greek letter Alpha appears amongst a field of stars in a mosaic that includes a golden cross in the Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe (or Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, or Saint Apollinaris in Classe), which is located in Ravenna, Italy. This is a Christian symbol denoting that like the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, Christ is the beginning and the end.
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