• The confessione 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In front of the baldacchino is the confessione, designed by Maderno. It is directly above the Roman cemetery in which we earlier viewed the mosaics.
    • Constantine 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bernini's dynamic equestrian statue shows his skill in transforming marble into the movement of a moment (1655/62). The event signified is a probability of Constantine's vision of the Chi Rho as he goes into battle.
    • The crucifixion of Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A close up of the crucifixion of Peter with the emperor Nero enthroned on the upper left with the castle St. Angelo on the lower center left.
    • Cubiculum under St. Peter's, within proximity to the tomb of St. Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The hole in the ceiling of the cubiculum through which a workman fell in the late 1800s, led to the discovery of the coemeterium below the crypt pavement of new St. Peter's. Ceiling mosaic in St. Peter's Basilica.
    • The dome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Surmounting all is the great dome of St. Peter's. Supporting the dome on the squinches are the mosaic portraits of the Gospel writers. In this instance, Matthew and John.
    • The dome of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      As seen from the base of the Casina of Pius IV.
    • Dome of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      We have now climbed almost to the level of the base of the drum.
    • Dome over the sacristy 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The building to the left of St. Peter's contains the treasury of the Museo Historico Artistico and is connected to the sacristy.
    • Fresco interior of old St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Again, it was Constantine who began the basilica at St. Peter's. Fresco of old St. Peter's in San Martino ai Monti.
    • Fresco interior of old St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      In addition to many other churches Constantine also began the basilica of St. Peter's. Fresco of the interior of old St. Peter's as found in San Martino Ai Monti.
    • Fresco of old St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Located in San Martino ai Monti. In the 17th century Filippo Gagliardi did frescos of the interiors of St. John Lateran and St. Peter's before their renovation and reconstruction.
    • Giacomo Manzu doors 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      Pope John XXIII was not about to let modernity in the arts have the last word. Appreciating the quality of Manzu's art he commissioned this communist to design the great left hand doors of St. Peters.
    • Grave of St. Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      Enshrined is the grave of St. Peter with marbles that can yet be seen in the Clementine Chapel. Marble with vertical porfary stripe behind altar in the Clementine Chapel in the crypt below the high altar in St. Peter's Basilica.
    • The horrors of war 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      Perhaps the most striking of the door panels is this executed partisan of World War II, a vivid part of Manzu's own memories.
    • Left transept and sacristy 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Something of the immensity of St. Peter's can be gained from this position.
    • The main doors of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The great bronze central door is from Old St. Peter's and was decorated by Filaret in 1439-45. The iconography of the central panels are of St. Peter with the keys on the right, and St. Paul with the sword of the word on ...
    • The martyrdom of St. Paul 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      As a Roman citizen Paul would not be subject to crucifixion but rather died a martyr through decapitation by sword (lower right). In the upper center right Paul receives the martyrs crown as he ascends on high.
    • Michelangelo's Pieta 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Michelangelo's famous Pieta before it was damaged by a mentally disturbed person. With the sculpture restored it was placed behind glass for its protection.
    • Mosaic of Sol Invictus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      When a workman fell through the floor of the crypt at St. Peter's a first century cemetery was discovered, including this mosaic.
    • The nave of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Photographed from midway in the apse at the celebration of mass at the high altar. Under the great Bernini, baldacchino, which is over the grave of peter and directly under the great dome. At the rear of the apse the chair ...