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OPINION: A pertinent, potent message in ‘Everyman’

April 18, 2013
By SARAH REED , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - Aligned in serene beauty, seven exquisitely crafted stained glass panels, each depicting a saint awash in a pallet of extravagant color, stand tranquilly observing a dimly-lit pilgrimage on which Death has been summoned by God to warn a worldly-rich man, known only as Everyman, that unless he forfeit all his earthen treasures eternal damnation lies ready to grasp him unmercifully at his life's end, which draws ever closer. The medieval man's sojourn to purity proves an unfathomable burden as his spirit becomes weary under the strain of his journey, and his beloved vices and those close to him refuse to serve him as he believed they would.

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