Sesquicentenary of the Presbyterian Church

The Brazilian Post has issued a stamp commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Evangelical Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro (1862-2012). This Cathedral can be called art and culture in the service of faith.

The First Presbyterian Church of Rio de Janeiro, known now as the Presbyterian Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, is historical and architectural descendant of Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneva - the "Church of Calvin" - it was built on 12th January 1862 in the Empire of Brazil.

On the stamp, the artist presents the current Cathedral, a beautiful architectural ensemble consisting of towers, sculptures, turrets and lavish stained glass windows. Although restored, it presents traces of its original neo-Gothic structure, with multiple lines, internal and external decoration, with lots of stained glass. The inscription means "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". The fund, in silver, completes the beauty of this stamp. The technique of digital illustration is used here.

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