Monday, June 27, 2016

A Visit To The Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city. Its roots go back to 1832, on land donated by Nicholas Sparks (no relation to the horrible writer), an Irish born landowner, businessman, and city councilman whose name is still very much present here in the city long after his death. The current church dates back to the 1870s, is built in the Gothic style, and serves as the home of the bishop of the area's Anglican diocese, hence its cathedral status. It is beautiful inside, and I have more from here tomorrow.

23 comments:

  1. oh yes, a [to me] familiar Anglo-Catholic edifice unless I overstep? The precious sturdy church [Methodist ?} struck me as chilly and stark. Catholic can be TOO much. Anglican feels JUST right for North America in the early 1800s

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  2. The interior seems to be quite sober, but the stained glass windows are beautiful.

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  3. I'd love to see you do a coffee table book of your church photos, William!

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  4. I love that last glass stained window

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  5. Gorgeous photos William! I red door gets my attention and the stained glass windows are beautiful.

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  6. Great sequence, William, with so many wonderful details !

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  7. Great carvings and stained glass.I wonder if the carvings and stained glass are original or placed sometime later.

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  8. No matter one's religious leanings, there is something inspiring and "magical" about a cathedral like this. The stained-glass is quite beautiful.

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  9. @Linda: thanks!

    @Cloudia: it's certainly Anglican, which, though its doctrine is Protestant, still conducts in ways that are not that different than Catholic.

    @Beth: it's quite a church.

    @Jan: they certainly are. I didn't go up to the balcony this time though to photograph the north window, which is spectacular.

    @Norma: I have photographed a lot of churches!

    @Mo: I did as well.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Karl: it has a lot of that.

    @Red: mostly in these cases, stained glass windows are placed in over time, often as memorial windows.

    @Lowell: this church has something magical about it.

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  10. Here are also very very beautiful windows.

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  11. Beautiful cathedral. I really love the door!

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  12. I love those old stone looking buildings/churches. the stained glass is excellent. Thanks
    MB

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  13. Wow, you are right. It is very beautiful.

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  14. It is quite lovely. Like that fine door!

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  15. @Orvokki: I can't resist stained glass windows.

    @Tamago: so did I.

    @Marleen: it stands out beautifully.

    @MB: you're most welcome.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @RedPat: the door's quite popular!

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  16. I have such trouble looking at these! They are beautiful. But on the backs of people of faith who gave their hard-earned dollars. Then there are people I know who did NOT have fun at Catholic school!

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  17. Another beautiful church. I love the red door...and those ornamental hinges.

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  18. Magnificent! The stained glass work is incredible.

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  19. I knew as soon as I saw that gorgeous red door that it would be just as impressive inside William!

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