Every worship space has particular furnishings. In Christian worship, these furnishings -- for example, the altar, ambo, presidential chair, baptismal font, ambry, seating for the assembly -- are essential symbols, each with a history and multiple layers of meaning.
This is Part 2 of Lawrence Hoy's 2-part article concerning the process of designing tabernacles and Blessed Sacrament chapels. Here, he offers examples of designs to illustrate the considerations he discussed in Part 1.
Lawrence Hoy writes that the process of designing a tabernacle and the chapel in which it is placed "can be equal parts concept and artistic vision mixed with some very real parameters that govern design decisions." This is part 1 of a 2-part article.
Photo: Tabernacle tower at St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, Ireland provided by Pádraig McIntyre.
- The Tabernacle: Tradition of Purpose and Place of Eucharistic Reservation (Part 3: What's a Parish to Do?)