“A cathedral — named for the cathedra, the bishop’s chair — can be gothic, it can be Byzantine, it can be as modern as the Crystal Cathedral.” — Br. William Woeger

We so easily become attached to our places of worship looking the way they did at a formative time and place in our lives. As the article explains, places of worship have been fluid throughout history — Christians taking over pagan sites, Hagia Sophia is today a mosque etc. For some it is a tragedy but to me it is wonderful. It speaks to the way architectural monuments witness the glory of God and speak to the soul.

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But more importantly, “within the fraternity of architects . . . ‘You don’t want to be the guy that gets credited with destroying Philip Johnson’s building.'” — Duncan Stroik 🙂

Of course, the building isn’t changing faiths, only denominations.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-c1-crystal-cathedral-20130912-dto,0,3728748.htmlstory

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