Yesterday, after several months of agonizing over cost estimates and design plans, Bishop Kevin Vann [blessed] the Christ Cathedral sanctuary before it is sealed off to be renovated into a Catholic cathedral.
Archive for category Art and Architecture
The much-quoted words of Dostoevsky, “Beauty will save the world” must be contextualized in order to have meaning. “The beauty that saves is a beautiful church nestled in a bad neighborhood.”
These symbols demand something from us and call us to deeper faith. They are not decorative accoutrements but are present to support our ritual prayer.
Sometimes we forget the many languages spoken at Pentecost and expect a common sacramental experience/formula in our pastoral approach to Confirmation. Nolde offers us an artistic corrective.
Liturgy in non-liturgical spaces illuminates the qualities of gathering for the privilege of offering liturgy, and embracing the fact that Christian identity need not be shaped solely by a particular parish community.
On Wednesday, the seventh, Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, announced that there will be a shrine in the Marian plaza surrounding the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of La Vang. The Diocese of Orange has some 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics, worshipping throughout the diocese, with large communities in fifteen parishes. Our Lady of […]
How does one renovate an existing place of worship to suit a new dogma?
What do such musical gems as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” have in common?
They are about Advent!
As PrayTell readers may know, the Edicule, the shrine over the tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Seplechure is undergoing renovation. National Geographic has a fantastic piece by Nicole Werbeck about Oded Balilty and Dusan Vranic photographing the the original burial shelf within the shrine itself. Head over to see some fantastic reflection […]
Do you know who the “artist suffering the visually illiterate” is? How about the “two determined liturgists”?