Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals and churches
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Washingtonâ€™s Cathedral of St. Matthew â€“ a disarmingly modest structure in that city of giant edifices â€“ was recently restored. This was a true restoration.
All credit to the Pastor and whoever else determined that the restoration should be precisely that: restoring the already quite attractive elements to their pristine condition. No destruction, no wild re-orderings, no parachuting in of discordant elements; in a word, no doctrinaire impositions. 🙂
It bodes well that the capital of the U.S. has shown the way forward for the rest of that nation. Perhaps those menaces who have masqueraded for all too long in that country as liturgical experts – and who have very expensively wrecked many fine churches – could find a place in one of the many museums in D.C.!! 😀
The image below is somewhat poor â€“ perhaps a better one can be found. The link http://www.stmatthewscathedral.org does not have great images of the restored building, though it has an interesting gallery of the restoration work.
With reference to the discussion on altar rails, it is to be noted that St. Matthew’s has retained them.