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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Church Of Our Lord - Living History

No church here embodies the history of Victoria like the Church Of Our Lord. Yesterday's post of the Eliza Harris window only weakly suggests the associations of this church with so many of Victoria's early citizens. Two of the windows at the far end in this photo were donated in memory of Sir James Douglas, Victoria's founder, and his son. There are two prayer desks in front of the altar, one dedicated to a sister of artist Emily Carr who mentions the church in her memoir, "The Book of Small."Opposite is another prayer desk donated in memory of a daughter of Dr. John Helmcken, another prominent early Victorian. It is not difficult when sitting beneath the wonderful ceiling of this church to imagine a Sunday in the 19th century when the Douglas family (who occupied the first pew) would be sitting here along with the Helmckens and the Carrs and many other citizens whose names are enshrined in the streets and buildings of this city.

5 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

What a heavenly photo of a big, open, tall ceilinged sanctuary! Lovely stained glass windows! Thanks for showing the interior!

Hilda said...

What a magnificent wooden ceiling! A very historic church.

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Priyanka Khot said...

Beautiful church... God would be happy to stay in such a lovely place.

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MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

I love the perspective you make this photo. great!