Saturday, October 24, 2015

Photo of the Day: St. James Cathedral, Seattle

This past Sunday, while on a business trip to Seattle, I walked up the First Hill section of the city to attend 8 am Mass at St. James Cathedral. When it was dedicated in 1907, it certainly fulfilled Bishop Edward J. O’Dea’s charge to the architects that they design a structure "that must surpass anything in the West."

Even by virtue of its placement on this hill, the cathedral lifts parishioners and visitors out of their everyday realm.  Inside, the Renaissance style employed by architects Heins and LaFarge (who created the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City) does much the same—the result not just of the original design, but also of renovations in 1916, 1950 and 1994.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I lived within walking distance of St. John's for most of my life. I often stopped in to just sit and meditate, but never by 8am - hats off to your dedication.