Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Within A Sanctuary

The Christian Science sect has its main place of worship downtown, and I visited the sanctuary during Doors Open. For an exterior view, click here. I had these additional shots from inside.



30 comments:

  1. Interesting! I've not been inside a CS sanctuary. It looks rather clean and peaceful.

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  2. I went on to wikipedia to read about the Christian Science sect. How interesting.

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  3. sensible space



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  4. An elegant and sober place, I guess it is perfect for them...

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  5. Looks like it might have been built in--what--the early 1900s?

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  6. This religion must have very few parishioners.

    Tomás.

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  7. @Kay: it certainly is different.

    @Nathalie: it is rather peculiar.

    @Cloudia: no going over the top in here.

    @VP: very sober indeed.

    @Revrunner: Yes, 1913.

    @Tomas: well, on this day it was just visitors to Doors Open. I have no idea what their membership might be like.

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  8. We have a CSM sect reading room here.

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  9. There's a few seats to fill here William :)

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  10. Elegant yet simple----simply elegant!
    MB

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  11. @Birdman: we have one here too.

    @Luis: I thought so too.

    @Tex: yes, that draws my eyes.

    @Grace: Quite a few indeed.

    @Norma: this is the only one I know of.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Jan: something of both, yes.

    @Sharon: I thought so.

    @MB: thank you.

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  12. It's great to see inside. I'll have to go to ours if they are ever in the Doors Open!

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  13. I like the round shape in the ceiling on the first photo.

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  14. The word sect is enough to send me running out of there...

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  15. I don't know what that is, but it looks clean.

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  16. Nice photos. I grew up around Boston and remembered seeing their headquarters. I always liked the way the building looked.

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  17. @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Denise: that seems to be the consensus.

    @RedPat: this one's been part of our tour for years.

    @Marleen: the hollow spaces like that were quite different from conventional churches.

    @Ciel: I know the feeling.

    @Whisk: churches do tend to be clean, after all.

    @Cheryl: it's a very different style.

    @Bill: the architecture does appeal to me, though the belief system, not so much.

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  18. They are different. The curving pews are striking, but it looks like they have no cushioning. If they are as adamant about no doctors as they once were, I can't imagine that it would attract overly many. They may have changed over the years.

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  19. There is a Christian Science church here too, but I have not been inside. I showed a picture of it on my blog a few years ago: http://tallydailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-church-of-christ-scientist.html

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  20. I like the design of the room with its curved pews.

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