Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christ Among the People

Christ Among the People
Originally uploaded by millinerd

This was taken tonight at the American Boychoir School Christmas concert at the Princeton University Chapel. (Iconographical details available in the tags here.) The incarnation has many unforeseen implications. Merry Advent North American Churches readers!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sold St. Nick

I wonder how the Hindus who have purchased the building will alter St. Nicholas in Edison. It'd be nice to get some pictures before we find out.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A curious list of unusual churches with some North American examples.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 may not be the Institute for Sacred Architecture, but it's at least interesting, with a nice dictionary of ecclesiastical architecture.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Upjohn in Maine

First Parish Chruch, Brunswick
Originally uploaded by millinerd

Over Thanksgiving I was reading the world's best Brooklyn guidebook, and I saw that the first church Morrone lists for Richard Upjohn senior is in Brunswick, Maine. (Incidentally, the "untold" Buffalo church viewable immediately below is also Upjohn.)

Fittingly, I happened to be spending Thanksgiving in Bruswick, Maine. So I marched down the street and got some shots, and then snuck in on my way out of town during choir practice for some interiors. Who knew Upjohn worked as well in wood as in stone? And the glorious intricacy of those hammer trusses (I think that's the term) sure do show off the medium.

The statue near First Church is of Joshua Morrison. He lived in the cross-inscribed house across the street.

Incidentally, I like Francis Morrone so much that even I'm considering enrolling in one of his courses. These two sound thrilling.

I was also pleased to discover that nearby beautiful Bowdoin College has a handsome Chapel that is quite central to campus. Bowdoin even goes so far as to suggest that Nature's Laws are God's thoughts. Naturally. Not just nature's laws, however, but even nature itself all began as God's thoughts. Hasn't anyone read Question 15 article 1?