Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Oh Holy Week!

Yes, I'm singing O Holy Week to the tune of  O Holy Night

If you read my last post, I promised a special post this week and I hope you will agree.  I loved editing these pictures and am giddy to show them to you.  But first, can you name this cathedral?   I'll give you a hint, it is in the US, and I proud as can be that it is.

WARNING:  Lots of pictures.  Enjoy!

Are you gasping at the beauty of this space?
It literally took my breath away when I walked in--
it wasn't a planned visit, almost accidental.

When we walked in, there was one other person visiting the cathedral.
She soon began to sing acappella.
Can you even imagine the glorious sound of a single voice singing in this space?
It was amazing.

 The beauty just goes on and on in this space.

 I love, love, love religious icons.

Every window was beautiful stained glass!  
Notice the details on the end of the pews.

 A small exit with window detail and it leads to the next photo.

Love the door and the stone detailing around it.

Details, details, details

This was in one of the transepts of the church.
Beyond the wrought iron is a small chapel with a surprise lining
the left side of the space--it houses several sarcophagi.


The view as I turned to walk out of this magnificent space.

 Word are useless...just soak in the details...think of the hands that made 
it...be thankful for the eyes to see it!

Another view of the doors.


Did you guess the cathedral?
It is the Duke University Cathedral.
It was built by the Methodists but is interdenominational. 

I pray each of you have a blessed Easter and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this blog.  Peace to you.

Linking Up With



  1. It is stunning and your pictures did it justice.

    Absolutely STUNNING in every way - awesome post.

    Thank you so much!!

  2. Just beautiful! have a wonderful Easter Week!

  3. Such a wonderful place to visit, just
    in time for Easter!
    Happy Spring

  4. What a gorgeous church and great post for Easter! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  5. I loved seeing this post, the pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I knew it was a Cathedral but didn't know where!! Have a wonderful Easter! :)

  7. The architecture is amazing. Buildings like that just can't be duplicated today. Such craftsmanship and details.

  8. Love this post! I adore architecture, thank you so much for sharing these!!

    ps popping over from Karianne's comment-fest! Link Party Whores Anonymous rule!!!

    lol following you :)

  9. so gorgeous! love the images. was at notre dame recently and fell in love with the architecture.

    hope you'll visit my blog and giveaway http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html



  10. What Beauty!!!
    Your newest follower!!!
    I invite you to visit my world as well...
    Happy Holy week...
    Blessings Lori

  11. Happy belated Easter to you. He is risen.....he is risen indeed :)


  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tour! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


I love comments and appreciate the time you take to leave one.