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Pics to be shown later this week. - WanderingPenitent - 02-15-2010

I visited St. Alphonsus in Baltimore, which is the parish St. Neumann was a rector of, as well as Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, and saw the Basilica of the Assumption: the first Catholic Cathedral to be built in the United States. I will post pictures later this week.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - cgraye - 02-15-2010

I love St. Alphonsus.  What a beautiful church.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - VinnyF - 02-15-2010

(02-15-2010, 01:06 AM)cgraye Wrote: I love St. Alphonsus.  What a beautiful church.

I used to sing in the choir/schola at St. A's.  The Fourth picture from the left in my signature block below (from TraditionalCatholicRadio.org) is of the high altar at St. Alphonsus.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - WanderingPenitent - 02-19-2010

Here they are:
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The center Altar

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The left Altar.

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The right Altar.

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Two shots of the podium.

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Close shot of the main Altar.

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One of the six confessionals they have in the nave side aisles.

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This is the (liturgical) south wall, it has four of the apostles. Another four are on the other side and four are in the sanctuary (two beside each side altar). Peter is closest to the main altar on the Mary side, and Paul is closest on the Joseph side.

They also have a shrine in a room off to the right side:

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Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - Iuvenalis - 02-19-2010

Thank you so much for this!

Beautiful!


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - WanderingPenitent - 02-19-2010

I also went to the National Basilica of the Assumption:

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The front door.

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First view.

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The Nave dome

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The Sanctuary Dome

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The Bishop's Throne

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Better view of the Nave dome.

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Main altar (despite them putting another altar further forward, they still kept, and even restored, the main altar to be the original).

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One of the four altars in the sanctuary, this one is on the left near the railing.

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This one is on the far left in the back behind the altar.

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Another view of the main altar.

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The podium

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Altar on the right near the railing.

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Altar on the right behind the main altar.

I also went to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC but unfortunately my camera had run out of batteries by then.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - The_Harlequin_King - 02-19-2010

Re: the Basilica of the Assumption, that's the first Catholic church I've ever seen which I would consider neoclassical. Most of the ones I saw when I was in Washington, D.C. were neo-Byzantine, which seemed to be some sort of rebellion against both the neoclassical style of the capital in general, as well as the neo-Gothic style of the Episcopalian National Cathedral district.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - WanderingPenitent - 02-19-2010

(02-19-2010, 04:00 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: Re: the Basilica of the Assumption, that's the first Catholic church I've ever seen which I would consider neoclassical. Most of the ones I saw when I was in Washington, D.C. were neo-Byzantine, which seemed to be some sort of rebellion against both the neoclassical style of the capital in general, as well as the neo-Gothic style of the Episcopalian National Cathedral district.

It was designed by Latrobe, the same guy who designed the Whitehouse and Capital Building. The bishop went with this style for the first cathedral in the US because it was the most "American" style in his mind.


Re: Pics to be shown later this week. - The_Harlequin_King - 02-19-2010

(02-19-2010, 04:04 PM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: It was designed by Latrobe, the same guy who designed the Whitehouse and Capital Building. The bishop went with this style for the first cathedral in the US because it was the most "American" style in his mind.

I just read about it on the church's website. No wonder!


Forgot one last thing. - WanderingPenitent - 02-19-2010

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St. Neumann's personal chambers. He was the rector of St. Alphonsus'.