Monday, June 30, 2008

Improvements at the Domkirche in Philadelphia

Recently, some less than tasteful decorative aspects of the cathedral in Philadelphia were replaced with more becoming appointments. A very homely-looking site for the holy oils, as well as a fiberglass tribute to the 1976 Eucharistic Congress (complete with Gothic arches in a Romanesque building, no less) were replaced by altars of Our Lady and St. Joseph:

My understanding is that these altars were taken from an old parish in the city which is now closed. Sad story, but at least something is being done with the old materials.

Also, stations of the Cross have recently been added. I'm not certain where these came from.

Finally, some gratuitous shots of the dome and the organ.

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