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View of a small shrine located inside St. Peter Catholic Church, located at 338 N. Grand Ave., showing three statues and an offering of candles. In Christianity, candles were, and are, commonly used to burn before shrines towards which the faithful wish to show special devotion. Worshipers may light a candle in front of icons as an accompaniment to prayer. Candles are symbols that represent the light of God or, specifically, the light of Christ.; The Apostle Peter, also known as St. Peter and Simon Peter, is often depicted in the Gospels as the chief spokesman of the Apostles, and the one to whom Jesus himself personally installed as Head of the Apostles and gave special authority to. It is written that on various occasions, Peter spoke in the name of the other Apostles. The Roman Catholic Church considers Simon Peter a saint and associates him with the foundation of the Church in Rome. In more modern times, St. Peter is depicted as the "keeper of the keys of the kingdom of heaven", and is often thought of as an elderly, bearded man who sits at the pearly gates that serve as heaven's main gate, and personally interviews prospective entrants into Heaven.
1 photographic print :col. ;16 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00075279 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b85_f2_i45 CARL0000077834 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121014
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