Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Great Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches, Part II

The Trinity Episcopal Church at 125 E. Broad Street was our 2nd church on The Great Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches.  It's building was older then First Congregational Church, and more colorful.  In appearance I would say it was perhaps the most unique church.  I loved the domed ceiling and contrast of bright royal blue with the yellow walls.  

This church was built in 1869 and is the oldest building on capital squares , except for the Statehouse. George W. Lloyd, a Detroit architect was born in England.

The church is built in the Gothic Revival style, a romantic Victorian style based upon the buildings in the middle ages. The White Marble alter is patterned after  a 5th century alter in Ravenna, Italy.  Though I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Italy, I did not visit Ravenna.

The church as many outreach type programs and is very involved in assisted homeless in the area and involved with social justice issues of the day; similar to First Congregational Church.

The screens are hand carved...truly gorgeous and very detailed.
Lots of arches and interesting shaped stained glass windows.

This church is known for their carillon bells which were played for us.  We heard them best outside as we made our way to our next stop.  This church is on the National Resister of Historic Places.

PLEASE leave me a comment when you come visit, so I know you were here. Your visits and comments are very special to me. AND remember, leave your name and url and not your google+ profile link or your blogger profile link.  Name and url takes me right to your blog post so I can reciprocate the visit.  Profile pages do not.

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    1. Thank you for the visit Liz. I thought this church was really pretty too, and so different than ones I've seen in the past.

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  2. What a beautiful church. I never pass up an opportunity to visit old churches.

    Have a fabulous day, Sandy. ♥

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    1. Roger on a fabulous day, you as well. Like you, I think old churches are really something.

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  3. That is stunning! Thank you for the kind word on my blog. I enjoyed that sun umbrella on a nice early autumn day while writing outside my front door. ~grin~ Hope you are well!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, always enjoyable. The church truly was beautiful.

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  4. What a lovely church - the colours are beautiful. I'm a sucker for stained glass windows and those are magnificent . Thanks for coming past to visit me Sandy - I'm hopefully getting back into things again. Fil

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    1. Thanks for the visit Fil,looking forward to your getting back. I had trouble myself when I restarted. You get out of the habit.

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  5. Beautiful Church. I was raised Episcopalian and they do build churches with great stained glass windows. Most of the Episcopal churches I have known have outreach and social justice programs. I would have loved to hear the carillon bells. Amazing and loved the carvings.

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    1. I had never been in this church so was truly enthralled by it. The bells were wonderful. Had it not been raining, I would have stood longer to listen.

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    1. Thanks Sandie for the visit, much appreciated.

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