Friday, November 27, 2009

Sacred Art at the Church of Our Saviour, New York City

The Church of Our Saviour in New York City, whose pastor is the well known and respected author and speaker, Fr. George William Rutler, has recently completed some further works of sacred art within their parish. These were completed for the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church. The church itself was completed in 1959, but many of its interior details were not completed because of finances.

Images of Moses and Elijah were added by artist Ken Woo, based after the Transfiguration icon by Theophanes the Greek. Images of two angels have also been added.

Work in Progress

(See the two figures on the top of the columns)

Detail: Elijah

Detail: Moses

Detail: Angel

The side shrines of the Sacred Heart and St. Jude were previously more obscure, but have now been gold-leafed and polychromed. (Incidentally, this work was accomplished by some young parishioners of the parish, a seminarian and Fr. Rutler himself.)


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