Tradition in Continuity is the Sacred Architecture Blog of Integration Design Group, PC.
The blog is maintained by firm principal Adam Hermanson.
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- Benedict – Restoring the Theme of Beauty
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Tag Archives: Liturgical Elements
Here is another excerpt from the text I had mentioned in my previous post. In this passage the author, writing almost sixty years ago, touches briefly on the needs of a church building, and describes the ways in which an … Continue reading
I recently came across a rather plain looking book in the office of another fellow Catholic architect. The book’s cover caught my eye because it was noticeably older than most of the volumes on the shelf. I was pleased to see its title – Church Building & Furnishing: The Church’s Way, A Study in Liturgical Law. Authored by J. B. O’Connell and published in 1955, its approach and contents are particularly interesting – the presentation of the ways in which a church building participates in the sacred liturgy within and according to the Church’s liturgical law and rubrics. I have included a wonderful excerpt from the introductory chapter regarding the nature of each and every church building as it relates to its specifically liturgical origin and purpose. Continue reading