Good Morning Gloucester

The infamous Gloucester Sea Serpent attacking some schooners.  In my dollar-bill-origami rendition, I further enhance the already fanciful descriptions of the sea monster, giving it four horns instead of just one…

No dollar bills were cut, glued, or otherwise damaged (beyond folding) in this production.  All models designed and folded by me.

Do you think I might have an overactive imagination?

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About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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  1. Your creativity never ceases to amaze and entertain me.

    On another note, while praying the Luminous mysteries, I was wondering about the third which references the announcement of the kingdom of God. Is this from Mark 1, verse 15? The reason I’m asking is that, IMO, this incident hadn’t be emphasized as much as the other incidents in the mysteries. Also, I guess I’m wondering why the pope felt a need to create a new set of mysteries, and why he didn’t designate the Luminous for Sunday. It just seems to set the sequence off kilter after all these years.

    • Thanks!
      Regarding your questions:
      1. The call to repentance and the proclamation of the Kingdom – the third mystery – is most explicit in texts like the one you cite, but really is a summary of much of Christ’s preaching: the Beatitudes, for example, fit this description quite well, just to give one other instance. So, I don’t think it’s so much one particular instance (although there are specific events) as much as the Lord’s preaching as a whole.
      As to why Pope John Paul II decided to add the mysteries, he explains it in his Apostolic Letter “Rosarium Virginis Mariae”. See particularly paragraphs 19 and 21, where the Holy Father explains both why he introduces these mysteries and what they are.
      2. As to why they are not on Sunday, it’s for the simple reason that Sunday is the day we remember the Lord’s resurrection, i.e. one of the Glorious Mysteries. Similarly, Saturdays are traditionally dedicated to Mary, so we now pray the Joyful Mysteries on that day (since Mary is most prominent and involved in them, as compared to the other mysteries). Fridays are traditionally dedicated to penance and to remembering the Lord’s Passion and death, so we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries. Thursdays, in turn, are the day when we commemorate the Last Supper; that’s one of the Luminous Mysteries, so it’s the perfect day to pray them.
      Monday through Wednesday have no special “affiliation”, so we just do the three traditional series of mysteries in order: Joyful-Sorrowful-Glorious.

      And I should add that you are not obliged to use the Luminous mysteries if you don’t want to. In his letter, the Pope says that this addition is “left to the freedom of individuals and communities” (paragraph 19).

  2. Thank you so much!!! It does make sense to me now.

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