Tuesday, 12 April 2016

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Cerrig-Y-Drudion

St Mary Magdalene's Church in Cerrig-Y-Drudion, in North Wales, celebrates the Saint within a Celtic aesthetic, and the Church itself dates from 440 AD. The Church was rebuilt during the Victorian era, and today, there is a even a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper' - complete with the feminine John the Apostle to Christ's right. There is a local legend that the Devil once occupied the Church and was lured out by a fair maiden called Eira Wyn (Snow White).

St Mary Magdalene has recently been the subject of a number of speculative works, such as 'The Holy Blood Holy Grail', which has put forward that she had a relationship with Christ and travelled to Gaul, continuing his bloodline. The role of secret societies in keeping the bloodline a closely guarded secret is a theme that speculative writers have embraced, the hoax of the Priory of Sion being one example.

The interior of the Church

The main stained-glass window revealing Mary Magdalene with Christ

A painting in the Church which is a copy of da Vinci's Last Supper, showing feminine-looking Disciple to the right of Christ

The exterior of the Church

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