Facing and listening to God together…
Well clearly the Ambo is superior in the new configuration. And it is nice to see the uniformity of design in the new configuration. And obviously the new Table Altar is superior (as far as such things go).However I mourn the loss of the obvious elvation of the High Altar which you lose with the new hieght of the sanctuary that deleted the steps (or covered them more like). The new elevation also of the Table Altar blocks the carved Last Supper on the High Altar.Both configurations deseperately scream for an Altar Rail.Since the rail is gone in the first picture I'll guess we're looking at circa 2005/6? And since the second picture has the Cantor at the Ambo I'll guess we're looking at 2008 or 09.
Well, the hair is not as dark now . . . more gray.What is that thing on the left, that looks like a basin sitting on the floor with a microphone and parament sticking up out of it--the ambo?I do miss the the pattern on the old floor, but otherwise the renovations are definitely an improvement.
An Altar Rail would be beautiful there. Otherwise it is still beautiful. A nice place to worship.
What happened to the original altar/communion rail? Landfill?
...and who in their right mind would have gotten rid of it (the altar rail)?
The altar railing that was there was not of the same quality marble as all the other marble in the Church,mostly Cararra, but some Georgian. It had fallen a number of times, was terribly cracked and weathered, almost as though it had been outside.But down the road, who knows what might return in a better form.
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