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From: "Szelog, Mike" <>
Subject: RE: [POLAND] Storks in Poland
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 08:10:03 -0400
Some more info regarding birds in church -
The bird one sees in RC churches is not a stork, though in other churches
one sees then as well as the ostrich (see my previous post). The bird is the
pelican. Because of the way the pelican chicks gather around the mother bird
while she is feeding them from the supplies in her large beak, the
impression was created, in some imaginative minds, that she was feeding them
with her own blood. That is why traditional western iconography uses the
pelican feeding her chicks as a symbol of the Eucharist.
I am indebted to Father Owen Tagart for this explanation.
Sent: Sunday, 27 July, 2003 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Storks in Poland
Storks are also considered very lucky in Korea. They are often depicted in
ads, on souveneir items, pottery, etc.
I asked a Korean friend about it but didn't much of answer. I wonder if
storks are considered lucky in other countries ?
Ed in Texas
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