Monday, July 15, 2013

Mosaic and Macro Monday - Red Episcopalian Doors




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


St. Matthew


Calvary


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 .



14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty church and I love the red doors! Lovely post, have a happy week!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

those details are too amazing!! love a red door. great post. mosaic & all. ( :

Jan n Jer said...

outstanding! The red is so vivid!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love those red doors and also the hinges!

Sayre said...

I love the red doors. My church has red doors, but my dad's doesn't. The congregation is dead set against painting the doors which are a beautiful wood. I don't think he's going to win that one.

TexWisGirl said...

they are really beautiful.

don said...

A fine series on this special subject. I enjoyed hearing the historic background of the red doors too.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

I love the pretty details on the doors.

Frank said...

Interesting post and lovely 'red' images.

Micupoftea said...

LOVE this post...SO interesting! What a fabulous theme for photos. I may use your idea in my neck of the woods. I enjoyed all your photos. Have a wonderful week :)

Living Life said...

I just love ALL your shots Faye! I didn't know that about the red doors until recently.

Terri said...

I love all those beautiful details...lovely red doors too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great to see so many different door designs gathered together! The focus on red is fascinating!

KarenB said...

I hadn't heard that before. I love it! Is that strictly with Episcopal churches? I love the different type of doors from grand and traditional to contemporary. Great post, Faye!