And just like that…winter arrives. November has been an unusually warm month here in the mid-west, but winter made a beautiful, grand entrance today. This is the church where I serve as a pastor.
a wordpress birthday
So WordPress sent me this message today: Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!
Just want to say thank you to my WordPress family. To all of you who have connected here… thank you for your comments and conversations, your support and AY-MAY-ZING talent. I am grateful.
In WordPress years I am officially 5 years old. So, as far as photography and blogging go, that would make me a kindergarten student. Yup! That’s about right. Thanks everyone!
To celebrate, here is a favorite image. This is the interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
the wedding “chapel”
home church 4
home church 2
The second image of the church building of my childhood. The structure is in the shape of an “L”, with the altar right at the lower left corner where the horizontal and vertical lines of an “L” meet. This is taken looking towards the alter from the end of the horizontal part of the “L.” In know that the church is not a building – it is people following as disciples – still, this was very sad for me to see.
home church 1
Moving away from the shore and back to my home town for a series – if 4 is a series – of images of the church I grew up in. This is the old St. Raphael’s Church in East Meadow, NY. The parish has built a beautiful, modern sanctuary and this is all that remains of the St. Raphael’s of my childhood. The structure is in the shape of an “L”, with the altar right at the lower left corner where the horizontal and vertical lines of an “L” meet. This is taken from the alter looking at the longest part of the sanctuary.
church of the nativity 4
One last image of the Church of the Nativity. This is a wider shot of the Church of St. Catherine (Roman Catholic), which is a part of the traditional site where Christ was born. One of the most amazing aspects of my trip to the Holy Land was the opportunity to visit so many beautiful cathedrals and churches.
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