|St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, |
I could probably count the number of cathedrals I've been in on one hand, but St. Andrew's is among the fanciest I've seen. It's huge inside. Every window is stained glass. There's carvings, paintings, statues, a huge pipe organ, lovely Stations of the Cross, even Aboriginal artwork on the altar and candlestands. After Mass, we wandered around the church, looking around.
The Cathedral reminded me again of the idea that the building itself praises God. The Middle Ages may have been knicknamed the "Dark Ages," but when it came to building churches, they were englightened. My husband and I have been watching Pillars of the Earth lately and I love the parts about the building of the cathedral.
|Stained Glass Window in the Cathedral|
I like old churches, whether wood or stone, small or large. They have a sense of character, a sense of thought in their architecture, an idea that this place cannot hold God but must somehow make us turn our thoughts towards Him.