Matthias Church has a rich history. It was originally built in the 11th century by Saint Steven, King of Hungary. Matthias Church is a gem that demonstrates the triumph of Christianity over Islam.
You might find the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, located in Missouri, The seat of the Diocese of St. Louis, this magnificent cathedral is dedicated to St. Louis, King of France. Louis IX is the only French king to be canonized, and the reign of Louis IX was known for having a close association between Church teaching and civil society.
Altar Guilds play an important role in the life of the church. Some churches have small altar guilds while others have large guilds. Altar guilds serve many functions in the life of the church. They care for the flowers, linens, and vestments at a basic minimum. They may make the linens and vestments, set communion, and so much more.
The Historic Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee was on fire. Throughout the day and evening hours, there was a live news feed of fire destroying a once beautiful church.
The Monastic Chasuble is a wonderful, full chasuble that is both graceful and elegant. It is suited for use in a variety of church settings. In many of the larger traditional cathedrals, altar hangings are no longer used. The chancel is often open with a large altar made from stone as in the above photo. These vast open spaces are lovely and well suited for using a Monastic Style Chasuble.
During Advent, we see candles in wreaths. As children, we opened little Advent Calendars with goodies. At night, we hear the O Antiphons. And yet another symbol and image that is associated with Advent is the Tau Cross–the Anticipatory cross of the Old Testament.
The remarkable story of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, revealing the hidden sarcophagus of St. Mark the Evangelist beneath an altar. The basilica, erected in the 9th century, and holds the remains brought from Alexandria by Venetian merchants.
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Beautiful ecclesiastical vestments, church art, and church architecture are not reserved for world-renowned cathedrals. Beauty is often found in places where worship still takes place on a healthy and active basis. This is because precious treasures can be found still in their original use instead of cased up–as if entombed–for tourists to view for thirty seconds before moving past.
The Rotonda of Saint Lorenzo, which was dedicated to St. Lorenzo. – The building of this church was started in 1083 A.D. and finished around 1115 A.D.
Visiting a grand Cathedral – The Cathedral of St. Helena in Helena Montana a stunning example of the masterful use of church design.
The capital of Montana is Helena. The cathedral’s entrance features impressive stone carvings, and the interior is grand with rich burgundy tones, metallic gold paint, and brass fixtures. The stained glass windows, numbering over 75, exhibit meticulous detail, resembling painted scenes with fine facial features, expressive eyes, and a heavenly gaze.
The altar in the Mary Chapel allows a closer view of the altar linen. The edge of the linen is cut so that it hangs over the front of the altar by a few inches. This linen edge is embroidered using the colors of white and gold. There is so much white inside this Basilica. The gold provides a much-needed contrast so the altar linen is not lost among all of the other whites of the chapel. The design motifs of the altar linen feature a cross worked in gold embroidery thread, and a wheat and grape motif worked in white embroidery thread. The edge of the altar linen is scalloped with a scalloped or shell satin stitch, making a perfect complement to this lovely Basilica
St. Alban’s was consecrated on September 17th, 1887. Following the consecration the Prince and Princess of Wales hosted a lunch on their royal ship for those who had worked to make the church a possibility. This church, although first and foremost a house of worship promoting freedom of religion, was as much a tool to connect European nations.
Our Saviour’s Church, built in 1680 by architect Lambert van Haven, stands on the site of a 1639 church. In the Dutch Baroque style, its Greek cross floor plan reaches 36 meters in height. The design emphasizes order in creation, with focus on God and divine right following the king. The altar, crafted by Nicodemus Tessin in 1732, uniquely depicts the Garden of Gethsemane instead of a crucifixion.