Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stained Glass Within The Basilica

St. Patrick's Basilica can be found downtown. The congregation dates back to 1855, and the present church, in the Gothic Revival style, was built in the 1870s.

A statue of the saint himself is on one side of the central entrance, while the other side is occupied by commemorations of the war dead of the parish.


This stained glass window can be found inside. A mass was starting- I always have bad luck with this sanctuary in terms of timing for photo opportunities, so I made do with this one shot. Well, to be fair, if I stayed for mass, the holy water would probably boil.


40 comments:

  1. Ruby glass lit up like that makes me drunker than claret !

    Nice solid building

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  2. That looks a nice church William be worth going back for a few photos.

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  3. Thanks for taking us through the church. I love exploring old churches.

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  4. I think the door / the entrance is beautiful.

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  5. So many interesting details beyond the beautiful stained glass...

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  6. I like the beautiful design of the church building. I think most modern churches do not have these beautiful stained glass.

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  7. You're probably a saint compared to some of my antics. "Bless me Father..."

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  8. You and me both - boiling the holy water!

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  9. So you have an issue with holy water...do you also sparkle?

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  10. It's a very pretty church, inside and out.

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  11. I love the deer! Or hart as it says in scripture. I think you should test your theory about the water. :)

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  12. what a beauty. that one has been around a while. cool history! ( :

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  13. Very nice basilica, I vill go to see it (it a joke). From Montana is near than from Madrid.

    Tomás.

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  14. You know William, I love stained glass windows !

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  15. @Linda: thank you!

    @Cloudia: it has a lot of history.

    @Bill: definitely well worth visiting again.

    @Halcyon: you're welcome!

    @Gunn: the entrance certainly stands out to me.

    @Brocante: me too.

    @VP: it's a well appointed sanctuary. A lot of artistic and religious detail inside.

    @Nancy: there's one I'm featuring at the University of Ottawa next week- it's like this one, but it's partnered with another Catholic church nearby that is very modern.

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  16. @Birdman: "It's been twelve years since my last confession. In that time, um... do you have fifteen hours or so? This could take awhile, Father."

    @Jackie: I couldn't resist adding in that line!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Norma: I certainly do not sparkle!

    @Cheryl: the Celtic cross really stands out for me.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Eve: hah!

    @Beth: it certainly endures.

    @Tomas: Montana's a great area- I hope you're enjoying yourself!

    @Karl: so do I.

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  17. William, thanks for that info about the Decadron--that's interesting. This morning I seem to be feeling it less, I did sleep from about 11:30 until 4 a.m. and then took a nap for an hour or so after eating half of the breakfast I prepared, including much less of my favorite fruits, just in case I get nauseous later on and lose them--don't want to ever get a bad taste in my mouth associated with them. I just took this mornings first dose of anti-nausea meds and so far no problems. Tomorrow is more likely the day to give me trouble, so I am happy to start those meds today. I look forward to your daily visits and, although I don't always leave a comment on each of your posts, I do look at the photos and read your captions. Your city is fascinating and you cover so many aspects of it very well. Thanks!

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  18. I'm quite surprised that Ottawa has so many beautiful churches!

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  19. So appreciate your takes and explanations. Stained glass is beautiful!

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  20. Love these stone churches. It's very beautiful. I thought something was going on though, as we had solar disruptions, terrible storms with thunder and lightning, and cracks opening up in the earth. Now I know the reason. You went inside this place to take pictures. I'm sure glad you didn't stay for Mass. Who knows what would have happened this far south!

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  21. Beautiful old building that is well kept. We don't need any boiling water so don't go any further into the church???

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  22. If there are more windows like this...I hope you will go back.

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  23. Holy water is always a good indicator of evil presence!

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  24. A lovely church- I always look for the stained glass- it is always so pretty to see.
    I seriously doubt you would make the holy water boil. :)

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  25. I tend to run away when mass starts too... :-) This one is wonderful, the stained glass is indeed beautiful (you'll just have to return to get a close up, won't you?!) and I love that spire!

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  26. Now that last sentence really made me laugh. Great photos!

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  27. @Tex: it really is!

    @Lynette: you're most welcome. I was surprised Dex is used for other medical treatments. I'm well aware of its use at high altitude.

    @EG: we've got a whole lot of them!

    @Carolann: this window's quite unusual- it has more of a medieval look to it than the other ones in this church.

    @Lowell: hah!

    @Red: it would be a memorable mass!

    @Marleen: yes, I've learned that this building was designed by the same firm that did the East and West blocks on Parliament Hill.

    @Janey: oh, I definitely will.

    @RedPat: it is, yes!

    @Terri: I enjoy stained glass windows too.

    @Ciel: it's a very distinctive spire. yes, I'll return. I notice details in this window I'd like to photograph again, but this time I just had time for the whole.

    @Denise: thank you!

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  28. The holy water here is boiling William. :-)

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  29. Beautiful stained glass William...

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  30. You know, with all the hands dipping into the holy water it would probably do it good to get a good boil going and get it sterilized from time to time...;-)

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  31. What? You don't have any with snow yet?

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