Saturday, June 22, 2019

St. Andrew's

My next destination was St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church along Wellington Street. The church stands across from the Supreme Court of Canada. The congregation has its roots dating back to 1827, its first church set up the following year, and this current building dating to 1872. It is a regular participant in Doors Open.


Near the main entrance stands this Timothy Schmalz, another version of his Homeless Jesus, different from the one over at Christ Church. A scripture verse is marked at its base.


Inside, one finds a multitude of stained glass windows.


The sanctuary is quite dramatic inside, arranged in a semi circle with the pulpit at the side of the space. An organ loft is at the far end, and on this visit, the organist was playing.


Here we have another of those dramatic windows.


A number of historical photographs from the history of the church were placed here and there. These two in pews date to the Second World War, and were taken by the portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh inside and outside the church. The baptism of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands took place at St. Andrew's. Her mother the crown princess Juliana worshiped here with her daughters during their stay in Ottawa over the war years.


More of the stained glass.


Here we have a view looking back to where I came in. I'll pick up here tomorrow.

36 comments:

  1. A beautiful church with wonderful stained glass windows.

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  2. I´d like to visit Canada once. Here you have groups of beggars. And they cannot keep what they get, either.

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  3. ...this Timothy Schmalz sculpture is new to me. What power it invokes.

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  4. Another beautiful church with lovely stained glass windows.

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  5. That sculpture is ... gorgeous!
    So inspiring to take care of each other!
    The church is beautiful ... all that stained glass!

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  6. Open doors is somthing I need to look out for now I am retired

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  7. It is so nice to see that even in the church are memories of our royal family during the war.

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  8. Such an amazing church with so much history, the organ loft is something I’ve never seen before, beautiful stain glass,

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  9. Aquela escultura é muito bonita, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  10. Hello, beautiful church photos. The statue is lovely. Have a happy weekend!

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  11. i enjoy the front entrance and that ceiling .. so amazing!! ( ;

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  12. I used to go to a Presbyterian church in Enfield, CT where the audience sat "in the round" which was nice. But we didn't have a good placement for the choir, nor a big beautiful organ like that one.

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  13. You could make many posts on just stained glass pieces.

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  14. And once again nice stained glass windows.

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  15. The inside of this church is very attractive. I love that sculpture. Different then the last one but still impactful.

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  16. Beautiful place. Loved the sculpture. Tweeted.

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  17. @Marleen: that it is.

    @Iris: they are present here, of course.

    @Tom: it is quite a vivid sculpture.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Ella: thanks.

    @Bill: there must be a similar program in Britain. If not, there should be.

    @Marianne: there is a lot of history here.

    @Laurie: and it's an impressive sounding organ.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: I agree.

    @Beth: it is, yes.

    @Barbara: I've attended churches that are as you expect- pulpits up front.

    @Red: that I could.

    @Karl: definitely.

    @Sharon: that's true.

    @Janey: indeed.

    @Mari: thanks.

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  18. Love the photo of the organ loft. The symmetry...

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  19. You certainly made good use of your door day.

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  20. Schön die Kirche mit den Buntglasfenstern.

    Noke

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  21. What a beautiful church. Lovely stained glass windows, the organ loft is pretty impressive and so is the sculpure.

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  22. NICE set of pictures. I really like the entrance!

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  23. All the detail is almost overwhelming.

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  24. It is a very dramatic interior. I bet the organ music was a nice touch.

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  25. Fabulous architecture and oh, that stonework!

    Janis
    GDP

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  26. What a lovely church. Like your new header photo too:)

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  27. Beautiful details of the interior of St Andrew's William ✨

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  28. The interior looks a lot different from some of the other churches.

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  29. I don't think I've seen this statue. Wow.

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  30. The stained glass is wonderful. Adds so much to any church.
    I like the new header
    MB

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  31. It looks a beautiful church and the stained glass windows are amazing …

    All the best Jan.

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