Architecture #21

Architecture #21

“We seek to restore the practice of a sacred architecture because it is part of our Catholic patrimony, in the same way that images of the Annunciation, Last Supper, and Crucifixion are. they are a catechism in paint, mosaic, and stone.” (Introduction, 1)

“By placing icons within aedicules, testers over the Blessed Sacrament, and baldacchinos over the altar, the architecture focuses our attention on the sacred elements.” (Introduction, 3).

 

Excerpts from The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

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