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Raleigh's Cathedral #1

As promised weeks ago, I went inside the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral and snapped a few, in time to appear on All Saints' Day. This view greeted me as I walked toward the main part of the cathedral. In the center is the baptismal font, always placed near the entrance in Catholic churches.

 

For more information, and a floor plan:

 

http://sacredheartcathedral.org/files/touring_documents/hnoj_interior_pamphlet_english_approved.pdf

Raleigh's Cathedral #1

As promised weeks ago, I went inside the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral and snapped a few, in time to appear on All Saints' Day. This view greeted me as I walked toward the main part of the cathedral. In the center is the baptismal font, always placed near the entrance in Catholic churches.

 

For more information, and a floor plan:

 

http://sacredheartcathedral.org/files/touring_documents/hnoj_interior_pamphlet_english_approved.pdf

comments (10)

i like the nice, clean look, Larry. quite elegant.
Larry Bliss: Thanks, Ayush... it is ornate without being ostentatious.
Oh it's beautiful! I love the simplicity of the interior - and as Ayush says, the elegance.
Larry Bliss: It is laid out along traditional lines (see link) but yet it has a modern feel to it.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Nov 2017, 06:38
To think this is new is just amazing Larry. You appear to have a lot of Catholics in Raleigh
Larry Bliss: We have quite a few Catholics in Raleigh--many of them moved here from the Northeast and others from the Hispanic nations.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Nov 2017, 07:35
It is like a modern take on something old. It only miss all those paintings one see in cathedrals in the Old World. Great shot.
Larry Bliss: It has one painting, which you will see later...
A fine picture of a very handsome interior Larry.I like the unadorned simplicity of it. I hope they don't go mad painting stuff all over it
Larry Bliss: Most of the adornment is at the far end where the altar is.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2017, 08:29
This is a quite beautiful space, Larry. The font is very elegant
Larry Bliss: Indeed, Lisl. The architects did a fine job.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Nov 2017, 08:38
It reminds me of the Pump Room in Bath.
Larry Bliss: I looked that up on Google. There is a similarity of light and arches...
Very impressive, Larry.
Larry Bliss: Thank you, Tom. It is large, yet in its way intimate.
It is full of wonderful light and a golden glow at the altar. The font would have looked nice in a golden coloured stone rather that grey to match the golden feel.
Larry Bliss: The marble in the font does reflect some of that glow--it will be a little more evident in the next picture.
A fine interior, a huge contrast to the church I am featuring tomorrow
Larry Bliss: Each church is beautiful in its own way...

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