Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist-Savannah, GA






























On Easter Sunday, DH and I attended Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Ga.  The announcement at the beginning of the service, indicating that photos without a flash would be allowed surprised me, but, luckily, I had my camera with me (like any other serious blogger).  I took some photos that I would not have dared to take otherwise.  For those who are unfamiliar with Roman Catholicism, the top photo records the consecration of the wine which is a sacred and holy part of the Mass. The bottom photo was taken at one of the side altars, which would have been perfect for Good Friday.

Despite the massive building, the service on Easter Sunday felt quite intimate because of the southern hospitality and welcoming nature of the parishioners and the priest, who suggested that we continue to celebrate the season by doing something nice for ourselves and others on every day this coming week which is still "Easter Week."

12 comments:

  1. You snapped a just the right moment and got a beautiful picture.
    I like a priest who can recommend to do something nice for ourselves this week.
    Happy Easter Week, Kate!

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  2. Wonderful pics! A beautiful church. What nice sentiments the Priest gave.

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  3. I remember it well... altarboy.

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  4. That is surprising but, glad you got these photos.

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  5. Beautiful! I too am surprised that photography was allowed.

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  6. I'm surprised you were able to get the consecration shot. Gorgeous flowers and crucifix.

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  7. I caught the moment perfectly for a beautiful picture.

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  8. Lucky you! Super photography!

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  9. I love it! Permission to take pictures during the service! And a woman who was prepared!

    Looking forward to our rendezvous! See you tomorrow!

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  10. Well done, Kate. I wonder if the priest made that announcement because he figured he couldn't stop picture-taking completely because of ubiquitous iPhones, so he thought his best Plan B was to stop the flashes.

    BTW, I enjoyed your comment on JM's blog about old bookstores.

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  11. I'm quite surprised too that they allowed photos!

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