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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Old Cathedral


Vincennes is a small community about 1 hour north of where I live.

It is the oldest city in Indiana and also has the oldest church in Indiana. The church was built during the founding days of Indiana as a State. As you look at the 4 large pillars near the altar area...they are constructed of 4 huge poplar tree trunks encased in plaster. These were the days of virgin forests and old growth timber in the Midwest. These types of forests are no longer in existence here.

Also unique about the church is the Last Supper Sculpture. In the full picture of the interior if you look just under the alter...you will see the Last Supper sculpture...very unique and very beautiful. Within these walls, native Indians, Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers and frontiersmen have worshiped. When you walk through the heavy wooden doors...you can feel the history that has taken place in this area.

Dan



10 comments:

Sunny said...

Totally breathtaking!
☼ Sunny

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...this was the type of Church with such character that it was easy to get a good picture.

Dan

shabby girl said...

So beautiful! A church built with Love!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...the church is not all that big but very beautiful.

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful church and I can well imagine the feeling of history...

septembermom said...

Overwhelming and beautiful at the same time.

Lizzie said...

Dan, that's one beautiful church, it emanates peace even in a picture...
Lizzie

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...this is actually a young church by the standards you have set with your churches in Sweden!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom. I appreciate the comment.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Lizzie...I would like to see some of your cathedrals down there!

Dan