Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In The Sanctuary

I paid a return visit to St. Peter's Lutheran Church for Doors Open. As it turned out, this was the last stop of the weekend for me for photos- the camera decided it had enough. I'm not posting in any particular order, mind you, so plenty more of this to come.

This is the east wall of the church. The window from the inside is splendid.

The organ is the first thing the visitor sees.

I liked the patterns on the wood of the lectern.

And here's the altar window from the inside. At the bottom, landmarks from the city, including Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court, are included.

I have more of the windows from the sanctuary tomorrow, but here's one of them.


  1. I love the colors in those windows. What a fantastic place!

  2. Plenty of stained glass here...

  3. Very nice place to go from the look

  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful church. Thank you so much for visiting my blog while I was away. Have a great week.

  5. I imagine it would be a joy to hear those organ pipes in action. :-)

  6. You really know where to find beautiful stained glass windows, William.

  7. Carved wood and stained glass, and organ music start to make a church seem like a whole other world. Beautiful. I'm with Jan K. You know how to find them!


  8. It never ceases to amaze me how different stained glass windows look from the outside compared to looking from the inside out.. This is a beauty.

  9. beautiful...love that stained glass!!

  10. You must have enough church photos to do a book by now!

  11. You show some very ornate and detailed stained glass work. This is huge and this is huge and works in many parts of the story.

  12. @Halcyon: the set of windows along each side of the length of the church are some of the prettiest stained glass in the city.

    @VP: and more to come!

    @Bill: the sanctuary has a very pleasant welcoming atmosphere.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Revrunner: I have heard it being played during previous Doors Open sessions. The acoustics in the sanctuary work well.

    @Jan: I got lucky this year in terms of stained glass windows!

    @Janis: stained glass really is a work of art.

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Grace: I thought of photographing from the other side of the church, by the main entrance, but I have done that before, and that exterior view of the main altar window appealed to me. It is a big difference from inside, but you can at least see the lines of the stained glass.

    @Tanya: so do I!

    @Norma: it's possible!

    @Red: stained glass just draws me right in.

  13. Looks to be an impressive organ.

  14. Gosh, those windows are stunning and of course, that pipe organ is very impressive.

  15. What beautiful and colorful windows.

  16. Looks very Lutheran. Do you happen to know which brand of Lutheran this is?

  17. As you know... I love stained glass !
    These windows are just stunning, William !

  18. Beautiful windows! The stained glass has wonderful colors!

  19. The organ pipes certainly are impressive!

  20. I love the organ and stained glass!

  21. Very stern exterior so the inside is all the more beautiful!

  22. The details on the wood are very pretty.

  23. I'm a big fan of the stained glass windows. AND love your header!!

  24. that stained glass window is gorgeous. The organ is impressive also.

  25. @Birdman: I think so.

    @Judy: just wait til you see the others.

    @Sharon: quite often you see organs up in lofts, but this one's right there.

    @MB: thank you!

    @Lowell: it's an Evangelical Lutheran church. I don't know if there are variances in the Lutheran denomination; my background's Presbyterian and Reformed.

    @Mo: most definitely.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Cheryl: stained glass tends to be a challenge to photograph, but not here.

  26. @EG: I thought so too.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Ciel: the exterior feels very much like you'd expect out of a church.

    @RedPat: I agree!

    @Marleen: that caught my eye, so I wanted to photograph it.

    @Lauren: thank you!

    @Gill: and more of that stained glass to come!

  27. Yes those windows are fantastic, any more please..

  28. Those windows are so pretty! I would love to be able to hear that organ being played.

  29. I'm especially taken with those organ pipes. I imagine it's a pretty magnificent sound. And, of course, the stained glass is none too shabby. (I hope your camera's okay!)

  30. Beautiful, wonderful wood work, our Pastor Smith would be overjoyed with an organ like that, and the windows superb. Thanks William.

  31. I love it when the sun shines through such a beautiful stained glass window.

  32. That's a very different organ!

  33. @Geoff: thanks!

    @Lois: it's a lovely organ.

    @Kay: it was, yes.

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Janey: I do too.

    @Randy: definitely.

    @Jose: very much so.

    @Whisk: indeed.