Restoring Church Architecture

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    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    In the last few decades I had seen countless parishes be made 'new' by introducing horrid Modernist elements, such as, at best, "Church As Concert Hall":

    Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

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    And at worst, "Church as Brutalism":

    Wotruba Roman Catholic Church, Vienna

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    If this will be the look of our churches from now on, then the Church is as good as dead, and the Lord's Promise has failed, which it cannot..

    Thus I have begun collecting (online and from friends) the stories of churches which restore the sacred and the timeless of our patrimony.! Here are some examples:


    "Before and After" / St Mary's in MI (source)

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    "Before and After" / Anglican Church, Our Saviour, Oatlands VA

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    Peteprint Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Hideous architecture is a feature all too common today, Anglican74.

    Just yesterday I was exposed to the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh for the first time on TV. What a ghastly place, and an insult to anyone with even a modicum of appreciation for beauty and aesthetics.

    I think (at least I hope) that the worst of it, regarding church buildings, is at an end. Time will tell. (The second image is of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Los Angeles, California. Uggh!)




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    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    :doh:

    What were they thinking?!

    Can someone tell me why? Just, why?
     
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