Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Trinity Episcopal Church at 6th and Cincinnati is set for Christmas in classic understated fashion. The exterior doors to the nave are red, the color of the Holy Spirit, and garnished with simple wreaths of evergreen tied with a red bow. Last Sunday was the fourth Sunday of Advent and the time for preparation is almost over. Inside there are touches of cedar highlighted by sprigs of holly with bright red berries. The time has come to decorate the church for the festival of Christmas -- the "Christ Mass" in honor of the birth of Jesus the Christ.

10 comments:

catsynth said... [Reply to comment]

There is definitely something to be said for the understated approach.

Happy WW and Happy Holidays!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Now if you could have got that car to move it would have been the perfect shot.

I love those doors!

Sukhmandir Kaur said... [Reply to comment]

It's really lovely and refreshing to see someone in the spirit of worship and commemoration. Happy WW

Red Lotus Mama said... [Reply to comment]

Love the splash of color!

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That's a lovely picture but I'm fascinated by the colour of the doors. Are they always red or painted that colour annually? over here doors to churches tend to be rather sombre - natural wood or, if painted, brown or black.

Anne

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great photograph, car or no car.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

A lot of Episcopal (Anglican) churches have red doors to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit. When I was in England last I visited Winchester Cathedral and was pleased to see that it has red doors.

I would rather the car was not there but at least it is a Cadillac. I could eliminate it if I cropped in a little tighter, maybe I should have.

Marice said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful church! :) thanks for sharing!

u may view mine here, have a happy holidays!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

That looks very inviting. And yet very reverent. Makes me feel good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I believe we're ahead of time here in England and it's Christmas Eve so may I take this opportunity of wishing you and Susan, together with your readers, a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Anne x