“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.
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.