Spectacular Noble Simplicity
Add the six candlesticks and that would make it better.
I like the banners absent permanent artwork. How ‘bout them banners?
Those are not your average banners! I agree 6 nice tall candles would look great there
It seems to me that banners show up when the church is too plain.
It is a modern church with old abbey style, but the white stone is what makes it so plain and needing the nice tapestry-appearing banners to break the monotony, and had the stone been grey or brown, would have had a more organic and welcoming and intimate feel rather than antisceptic look.
Hate the green fabric covering hanging over the altar.What’s the wooden box behind the lectern - is it a fuse box?
H.D. - That's an ambry - the storage compartment for the holy oils.
Humpty Dumpty...most any glass fronted case in a Catholic church is going to contain the holy oils blessed at the Chrism Mass.
St. Anthony Mary de Claret parish, Kyle, Texas. If you look it up you will discover that the image Fr. McDonald used isn't indicative of the overall appearance. It is very large with quite a bit of stained glass and wood - pews, beams, wainscoting. While the pic used may look like some "abbeys" of old, the church is actually very contemporary in style with a fan-shaped layout.My guess is it can seat 800 or so, if not more.
Not sure that’s the ambry as there is another box slightly around the corner from it.
It's the ambry. You can see the three cointainers of oil in it.
yes, the box in side view would be the fuse box.
I did not mean the entire church replicated an abbey, as the central air ducting running back, blank white surfaces, the modern lighting including colored lights, etc give it away. Was meaning the sanctuary with beams and stonish back.
The Church's architecture is an amalgam of styles. On the exterior it appears at the entrance to be a tall, narrow Church and you clearly see clerestory windows which gives it a monastic look but then as you go into the Church it flairs out in kind of a strange fashion. The entire sanctuary wall is in stone, giving it a monastic appearance. Oh well
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