Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Rad-Trad Baiting Award...

...for the best modern church interior in the diocese, goes to St. Peter's in Huron. Soaring would be the word. It has the same noble effect as the great baroque domes, put in modern form. It also uses quality materials and subdued colors, to avoid the "mothership" feel of too many of its kind. That chandelier is fantastic. The windows are good. Even looks like the tabernacle is in the right place. I think what appeals to me most is the play of light and shadow, which gives a tone of the sacred that's all too rare in contemporary architecture. Most churches of the 60's and 70's look as old-fashioned as bell-bottoms and lava lamps. This just looks magnificent. GOOD JOB!
One other note. The resurrifix is actually, wonder of wonders, well made. As long as there's a real crucifix in the mix, even I wouldn't have a problem with it.

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