Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sanctuary

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for February 1st is Streetscape.

From here, the Museum of History's narrative starts to examine the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The country was taking on more of a multi-ethnic character during this time, with new immigrants making new lives, especially so in the west.


The centrepiece in this area is a treasure of the Museum. St. Onuphrius Church is a Ukrainian Catholic Church that stood for years in Alberta. It was given to the Museum in 1996, and remains consecrated, still used on occasion for religious services.

36 comments:

  1. That's a very special church !

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  2. ...an important part of American history too, that is being forgotten.

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  3. Hello, the church is beautiful. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  4. What a pretty little church. I like the feeling of it. :-)

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  5. What a great artifact, the whole church! It looks as if it's outside with the sky overhead...is it? What was the sepia photo of the woman with bicycle all about? Can't read the description.

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  6. What a lovely little church William, loved the first shot peeking through its doors ✨

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  7. I remember when you showed the church before and how lovely it was!

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  8. The whole church is inside the Museum? Wow. It is lovely.

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  9. That church is beautiful. Isn't it wonderful that it has been preserved this way and is still used.

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  10. for such a small church it was very ornate. they must have had some very dedicated members.

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  11. The church is absolutey beautiful.

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  12. @Iris: that it is.

    @Gattina: very much so.

    @Tom: this deserves to be preserved.

    @Jennifer: it certainly is.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Marie: it is!

    @DJan: so do I.

    @Barbara: the ceiling dome is painted blue, hence the look. I photographed the panel mostly for that bike and woman, but not the description itself.

    @Grace: so did I.

    @RedPat: anytime I'm here, I'll photograph the church.

    @Sallie: yes, the whole thing. It's easy to walk right around.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Red: they would have.

    @Bill: very much so.

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  13. That little church is beautiful!

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  14. What a lovely church William. A treasure!

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  15. There are so many beautiful details to admire in this church.

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  16. That church is such a little jewel.

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  17. @Happyone: that it is.

    @Tamago: very much so.

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Alexandria: indeed.

    @Kay: that it is.

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  18. Oh I love this little church and what a big surprise inside...I didn't expect it to be so grand!

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  19. Fine interior detailing of the church.

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  20. Sweet Alberta Church. My sister lived and ranched many years in Lethbridge, Alberta. Now lives in Kelowna BC---a beautiful place
    MB

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  21. Wonderful photos of sanctuary !

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. @Tanya: it is!

    @Joanne: true.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @MB: I had a cousin who lived near Lethbridge for years.

    @Carol: thank you!

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  23. A building within a building. It's good that the church was saved by the museum:)

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  24. That little church is so dear. I'm glad it was saved.

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  25. The church is so beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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