Yesterday for InSPIREd Sunday, I mentioned that I had been photographing all the Episcopalian churches in the Louisville area, about ten altogether. Most of the churches, from simple stone sanctuaries to the grand old cathedral, from historic to contemporary have red doors in common. Throughout church history and tradition, doors were painted red to symbolize sanctuary, safety, and refuge. In early days soldiers could not pursue an enemy beyond the church doors. The red doors signified the Blood of Christ and beyond the doors was holy ground where one could find physical and spiritual refuge.
So, I've put together several mosaics of Episcopalian red doors, beginning with St. Luke's Church:
Church of the Advent
Christ Church Cathedral
So, I hope you've enjoyed seeing this sampling of the red Episcopalian Church doors in just one city. It has been an interesting photography subject to explore.
Linking to Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday 2 .