Monday, March 4, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Colorful Church Glass


Ruby Tuesday 2 and stained glass - are a perfect pairing. We attend a Congregational church in nearby Derby. Built in 1821, the sanctuary structure is the usual Puritan stark* - white, wood, angular and no frills nor style. Just like its 17-19th century dour practitioners. However, the offices and meeting room were built after 1900 have many a stained glass window that were donated by worshipers. These portals look magnificent with sunlight light filtering through the artistic and colorful effects. Lots of ruby for RT2...


* - Unlike the US Episcopalian church which derived from the Anglican/Church of England - those churches tend to be more ornate than the white buildings that dot the New England town squares. Not Westminster ornate perhaps, but not undecorated white wood either...

10 comments:

Kalantikan said...

Oh very timely for the Lenten season!

Lola said...

I love stained glass windows; am fortunate enough to have visited La Sainte Chapelle in Paris - the most beautiful examples I've ever seen!

Wonderful rubies here, too, Ralph!

Felisol said...

Such wonderful rubies you are serving today.
Jesus, the Shepherd and also the lamb sacrificed for us.
Good themes for lent time.
The colors gives the church room warm colors and I'm sure it's a good place to be.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

namaki said...

Very nice red stained glass window ! ...

DrillerAA09 said...

I love stained glass. Every time I pass a church with stained glass windows, I want to go inside and photograph them. Perfect post for a Ruby Tuesday.

Liz said...

Beautiful stained glass!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Stained glass are gorgeous!

Hopping by from Ruby Tuesday.
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Susan said...

Beautiful stained glass windows.

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the beauty of these stained glass windows! They must be quite enchanting on bright sunny days, looking from the inside!