• Art and Architecture series

    Every part of a well-designed church is deliberately planned to bring glory to God — the shape, the artwork, the liturgical furnishings and everything in between. Architects and artists since the beginning of Christianity have used brick and mortar, paint and glass to explain theological truths and salvation history. Yet oftentimes, the significance and symbolism of and within churches is overlooked. This series aims to explain the art and architecture of diocesan churches, so that the faithful can better appreciate the beauty around them.

    The tabernacle — God's presence on earth 

    What is a baldacchino? 

    Using architecture as catechesis 

    Architecture from steeples to domes

    Where heaven meets earth

     Parts of the sanctuary 

     

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