The Creation: Part 2 (North Portal of the Chartres Cathedral)

The creation stories from Genesis 1-3 cover two voussoirs on the outer North Porch at Chartres Cathedral. Images of the creation are linked on the right with images of God in the process of creating on the left. The story starts on the bottom right and rises towards the creation of humanity. It is interesting to note that the thirteenth century sculptors depicted a “young” God–one who looked very much like contemporaneous images of Jesus. As you gaze at these images allow them to connect you with your Creator.

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