Thursday, April 17, 2008

our parish in the times

The Church of the Ascension.

We still need to cast "W." (See below). But meanwhile, there' a good article in the New York Times about our parish, where Imperatrix pulcherrima Africae occidentalis and Filius eiusdem were baptized, and where the former and I were wed. Check it out.


cowboyangel said...

And where I carried those damn monster potted palms all the way down from the roof through narrow, winding stairs into the basement. Bet they didn't talk about the palms in the article, did they! The church probably keeps that from the press.

crystal said...

Beautiful! So medieval looking. My church looks like it belongs in an upscale strip mall - no candles, no stained glass, only two statues :(

Garpu the Fork said...

Cool. :) Sounds like a great place.

cowboyangel said...

Great article, Liam. I liked:

While some view the Catholic Church as a tightrope, he sees it as a “very broad river, with some to the right and some to the left.”

“There are some who cling to the rocks as long as they can, and others who just go with the flow.”

When we visited, it definitely had a great vibe. Wish we could attend more often. Especially the jazz mass and the potluck. I went to an Episcopal church for a while in college, and it did a weekly potluck that really seemed to make a difference in the community. I still have very powerful memories of that.

Ascension is very cool. I wonder what kind of sin church-envy rates?