Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stained Glass Serenity

St. Peter's Lutheran Church is one of two churches standing on Cathedral Hill. The congregation dates back over a century, and the current church, built in the early 1950s, is in a Gothic style. The stained glass windows along the sides of the sanctuary were done between 1985-93 by a single artist, Russell Goodman, and reflect scenes in the life of Christ, and Lutheran heritage. 


A close look at one of the stained glass windows shows a technique the artist used here and there- placing instead of a pane of stained glass, a block of the glass into the window. In this case it's the bright orange.


The minister was on hand when I dropped by, and he showed me a stained glass window most people aren't aware of. This is in the passageway between his offices and his sanctuary, and he said it gives him a place to gather his thoughts before beginning a service.


Here are some of the windows by Goodman, very vivid in turn.


Tomorrow I'll take you over to the other church in this area.

27 comments:

  1. Excellent photos. I am very impressed with the stone work of the building!

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  2. An interesting old church. So love the stonework featured in the first photo.

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  3. The bright colours of the windows are very attractive.

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  4. Love all that stone! The interior shots are also well done. And the stained-glass photos are gorgeous.

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  5. Gosh the windows are wonderful William, what a treat to see the special little window :)

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  6. Beautiful stone work and those windows are gorgeous.

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  7. gorgeous stain glass. i enjoy the design of the pulpit. ( :
    sunday, sunday, SUNDAY!!

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  8. Vivid is the right word to describe those windows. They really are brilliant.

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  9. Looks pretty, both inside and outside. I love the strong coloured artistic and beautiful windows.

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  10. That's a church with great walls at the outside and very nice decorations inside.

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  11. The inside looks beautiful. Great design and beautiful stained glass windows. Love the outside too.

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  12. @Tex: I did too.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Kate: the style makes it look older than it is.

    @Gemma: it is a terrific style.

    @Marianne: as do I.

    @Marleen: they are!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Grace: I never get tired of stained glass.

    @Bill: they chose the artist well.

    @Beth: more stained glass to come in the neighbouring church.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Sharon: they are.

    @Gunn: I do too.

    @Jan: definitely!

    @Nancy: thanks!

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  13. Beautiful! I never tire of seeing stained glass!

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  14. Awesome stuff. It makes me take a long look at the detail and then the overall look.

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  15. Wow, I love these windows, William !

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  16. @MB: it is!

    @Linda: neither do I.

    @Norma: the artist did beautiful work.

    @Red: I have that as well.

    @RedPat: it is, yes.

    @Mo: indeed.

    @Karl: I do too.

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  17. The glass windows are really beautiful.

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  18. They are lovely, aren't they?! I'd love to have one at the house, but that ain't gonna happen!!!

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  19. It's very pretty. The style makes the whole church seem older than mid 20th century.

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