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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

InSPIREed Sunday - St Mark's Episcopal

Since Sally and Beth started this new meme focused on places of workship and their history, I have been interested in photographing all the Episcopal churches in Louisville. In particular, I admire their, for the most part, simple stone architecture, minimal ornamentation, cornerstone messages, and the many interpretations of the Episcopalian red doors. Above you see the bell tower capped by a plain cross for St Mark's Episcopal Church.

In the collage moving clockwise: view of the church and grounds from left, cornerstone proclaiming the power of Christ, classic Episcopal sign, front entrance, Anglican cross, and arched red doors. (click on collage to enlarge)

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday .

(Note: tomorrow, July 15, for Mosaic and Macro Mondays I'm planning a special post on the Episcopalian red doors of Louisville. Stop by again if this sounds like an interesting topic to you.)


Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i had heard that most (not all) Episcopal churches have red doors. i need to investigate that ... to see why? so curious. what a great bell tower. glad to hear you have lots to share ... love that!! ( :

Sally in WA said...

I love the stone bell tower. I'll try and remember to stop back tomorrow to see the red door collage.

Thanks for sharing it in InSPIREd Sunday this week!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice! i like their red doors, too.

Saun said...

I like the red doors too!

Jan n Jer said...

Our church doors are red...it represents the Blood of Christ! Love that bell tower too!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the stone on the church and the bell tower! The red doors are great too.

Betsy said...

Looks like some of the pictures I see of England and their churches in the country side.

Jackie/Jake said...

I did not know about the red doors either. I will have to go on a hunt in Toronto!!