Friday, February 16, 2007

The new St Mark's in Arlington, Texas

The new church building of St Mark's in Arlington was consecrated Wednesday. A few items are left to be finished. The organ is still being built. The new pews, shrine statues, tabernacle, and corpus for the cross will soon be installed. Here are some pictures.
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5 comments:

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Wow! When is the congregation expected to call this "home"?

Timotheos Prologizes said...

It is already functional and consecrated. A temporary digital organ is being used and the old pews are in place until the new ones arrive. There is no going back, of course. The old church was demolished (it practically fell in on itself) to make way for the new one.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Wow! It's really a lovely sanctuary. A peaceful simplicity and serenity. Is the baptismal font off to the side? Pity if it is. I prefer it to be architecturally symbolic as one of the two great sacraments = having the same architectural prominence as the altar.

BTW, who was the architect?

Timotheos Prologizes said...

The font is in the center, opposite the altar. The choir "loft" (which is on the ground level) is on one side and the aisle leading to the altar on the other. It is about as large as the altar and is immovable. The words "One Lord", "One Faith", and "One Baptism" are carved in the three sides of the stone font. I was impressed with the size and scope of the design, and it seems to work very well with the rest of the church.

Courageous Grace said...

I wish I could have been there for the consecration, but ended up with an ear infection that morning. For the past few months, every time I got a chance to drive down Collins I would slow down so I could see the progress being made. I always thought the old building looked rather ridiculous on the outside (never saw the inside).