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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

With Open Arms

I caught this window lit shot of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue while visiting the St. John the Baptist Church in Maria Stein.

Was Assumed in Body and Soul into Heavenly Glory

This is one of many modern style Stained Glass Windows I found in the St. Charles Seminary. The date on the window is 1950. This picture is made up of two shots. One upper and one lower.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Organ and Stained Glass

I took this one while visiting the St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena Ohio. I liked the contrast of the stained glass window with the metal and wood of the organ.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jesus' body is removed from the cross

This is Station 13 of the Way of the Cross - Jesus' body is removed from the cross. This is one of the 14 Stations of the Cross found in many of the Catholic Churches. And like most Catholic Churches the stations received a make over after Vatican II. These had their color toned down. I used Photoshop to help bring some of the color back in this one.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Maria Stein Ohio.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Fall)

Took these one on the way home from another church photo shoot.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -- McCartyville Ohio

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Altar and Stained Glass St. John the Baptist

This is probably one of the best pictures of this altar that I've taken. The two stained glass windows are the Resurrected Christ on the left and the Death of Christ on the right.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein Ohio

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dove and Olive Branch

Genesis 8:6-12 (New International Version)

After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

Stained Glass Window St. John the Baptist, Maria Stein Ohio