Church Architecture

In Christianity on June 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

For some months, I’ve wanted to do a post about Church buildings.

Anyone who travels and attends Mass, soon realizes how much rich worship heritage we abandoned — when multi-purpose rooms, that look more like gymnasiums, became the architectural norm for suburban Catholic churches.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Greenville, SC, has written an extraordinarily helpful post about this topic. In it, he says all I had hoped to say — and more. A link directly to “Of Teepees & Tabernacles” is here. But because Our Lady of the Rosary is building a new church I encourage you to click here, too. Read all of Fr. Longenecker’s posts on Church architecture, listed in the left hand column.

The chronicle of OLR’s historical progress toward a new church building may also reflect something your parish is going through right now. Perhaps knowing OLR’s story — even being in contact with Fr. Longenecker — may be helpful to you and your parish.

A parish with this degree of God-given insight as to the connection between architecture and worship deserves encouragement and prayer support from all of us.

That’s Christianity Richly!

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