Feast of Saint Juan Diego…
BUT SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE:
Move the chairs.
I love it because it looks like what a Roman Catholic Church should look, it gives me a warm feeling and compared to that "Star Wars" picture you had earlier which was cold, stark and ugly.
FYI the new priests ordained yesterday by the S.S.P.X. are offering their first Mass live on the S.S.P.X. website live streaming.
Agreed move the chairs, its like when Novus Ordo altars have an entire floral store covering the front of their altars and you have to think should I pay attention to the flowers or the priest offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
I agree - move the chairs. The priest is the celebrant, not an enthroned king or emperor.
The purpose of sacred art in stained glass windows, murals, carvings etc is to tell a story, to edify the worshipper, to pass on truths of the religion. Most churches today are ordered more along the lines of what would make a good cover for House Beautiful or Southern Living.
In October 1866, just before he was received into the Church by St John Henry Newman, the 22-year-old Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote to his father: 'I am surprised you shd. say fancy and aesthetic tastes have led me to my present state of mind: these wd. be better satisfied in the Church of England, for bad taste is always meeting one in the accessories of Catholicism.' Looking at the photographs above, I can see his point.
I can see some being overwhelmed by this; however, when compared to the oxidizing glory portrayed in your earlier post, the only thing I can be critical of here is the throne of Caesar. http://southernorderspage.blogspot.com/2021/06/o-my-need-i-say-more.html
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