A major renovation at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando unveiled a new light on the sanctuary on the holiest of days: Easter. The April morning sun painted a soft kaleidoscope of red and blue brilliance on the white columns after the stained-glass windows were recently cleaned and refurbished. “We felt like it was our job to preserve the power of these windows, to … [Read more...] about Central Florida Cathedral Refurbished
The Diocese of Upper South reports that it will work with Trinity Church, Abbeville, and Preservation South Carolina to restore the church. Trinity Church is closed amid concerns that its iconic 125-foot steeple could collapse. Trinity joined Preservation South Carolina added Trinity to its Places at Risk list this year. “Trinity, Abbeville, traces its roots to 1842, nearly … [Read more...] about Restoring Trinity, Abbeville, S.C.
A stained-glass window at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia honors the memory of the Rev. Elinor Robinson Greene II. Deacon Greene, known as Nellie, was born and raised in Chestnut Hill. She was baptized at St. Martin’s and grew up there, participating in the church school and the choir. A car accident during her college years left her severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Parish Honors Nellie Greene
Adapted from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s website:The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed a new guide to the remarkable stained glass windows in Lambeth Palace Chapel, which he said “are designed to help us know God better.”The Story of Salvation, written by Lambeth Palace tour guides James Thomson and Lyndall Hacker, is the first guide to the windows to have been produced … [Read more...] about How to Read Lambeth’s Windows
Detroit’s Historic Houses of WorshipCompiled by Maria O. Collum, Barbara E. Kruger, and Dorothy Kostuch. Photographs by Dirk Bakker.Wayne State University Press. Pp. 256. $39.95Review by Matthew AldermanBooks on local history, especially local church history, are a bit like local museums. You might stumble across a little-known but well-curated collection, holding such … [Read more...] about Light in Detroit