Index

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ACCESSIBILITY, ARCHITECTURAL

» Accessibility: An Equivalent Experience
» For my house shall be called...: Architectural Accessibility
» Practical Tips for Equivalent Experience

ACOUSTICS

» Acoustics for Liturgy
» Church Acousticians and their Roles...(Part I and Part II)
» Room Acoustics: Its Significance in Sacred Space & Liturgy

ADVENT

See Seasonal Environment

ALTARS

» The Altar Is Christ; the Altar Is the Church
» The Design of the Altar and Ambo: The Role of the Community

ARCHITECTS

» Collaboration in Design: The Architect - Liturgical Design Consultant
»
Selecting an Architect: A Case Study
» The 3 C’s in Selecting an Architect...

ARCHITECTS, FEATURED WORK

» Roberto Chiotti

ARCHITECTURE

» Built of Living Stones: Seven Years Later
» Church-Building without Fear in Our Frightening Times...
» One Hundred Years of Change in Catholic Worship Space Design
» Parish Design Projects: Developing Meaning...
» The Fundamental Virtues of Liturgical Architecture
» The Relationship between Architecture and Liturgy

ARCHIVES

» Starting an Archive within a Parish

ART 

» A Brief History of Spiritual Art
» Art as Identity
» Be Not Afraid of Abstract Spiritual Art
» Built of Living Stones: Seven Years Later
» Lectio Divina – Visio Divina
» Parish Consolidations: Using Art and Artifacts
» Passing on the Faith through Contemporary Visual Language
» Sacred Art and Diverse Expression in Worship
» To Use or Not to Use? Mass Production v. Original Art...
» Where Have Liturgical Paintings Gone (Part I and Part II)

ART & ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY

See Environment & Art Ministry

ARTISTS

» A Commission Process that Failed
» Selecting an Artist

ARTISTS, FEATURED WORK

» Anderson, M.J.(sculpture)
» Grossman, Beth (multiple media)
» Hall, Sarah (stained glass)
» Helgeson, Richard (wood)
» Huber, Craig Alan (photography)
» Janknegt, James (paintings)
» Kapetan, Michael R. (sculpture; wood)
» Kapikian, Catherine (textile)
» Kemper, Guy (glass)
» Korluka, Debra (iconography)
» Lehmberg, Phyllis (textiles)
» Ludwig, Dean (wood)
» Luke, Deborah (sculpture)
» Mbairamadji, Koffi (multiple media)
» Misztal, Tomasz (multiple media)
» Msalu, Filex Jacobson (painting)
» Naylor, Lucinda (multiple media)
» Osborne, Mary Ann (wood)
» Qi, He (paintings)
» Sullivan, Scott (sculpture & ceramics)
» Tonnes, Paul (phographic artist)
» Tylevich, Alexander (sculpture)
» Vigil, Gabriel (Santero)
» Woodward, Dorothy (multiple media)

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BAPTISM

Celebration of: See Sacraments

Places for

» Places for Baptism: Ancient and New (online exhibit)
» Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, Indiana
» St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Arlington, Virginia
» What Can We Learn from Ancient Baptismal Fonts...?

BUILDING

Case Studies

» Alice Springs, Australia: John Paul II Chapel

» Fayetteville, North Carolina: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

» From the Rector...
» From the Architect...
» From the Artist (Great Doors)...


» Houston, Texas: Christ the Redeemer Parish

» Background and Master Plan
» From the Architect: Design Considerations...
» Parish Survey & Building Committee Formation
» Unique Strucutral System

» Lafayette, Oregon: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey

» An Overview
» Carving the Door Panels...
» Carving the Processional Cross
» Church Shows Light, Simplicity of Cistercian Past
» Nature-lit Trappist House of Worship...

» New Brighton, Minnesota: United Theological Seminary

» The Creation of a Chapel

» North Belfast, Northern Ireland: Holy Family Parish

» A Symbol of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
» An Artist's Reflection...

» O'Fallon, Illinois: St. Clare of Assisi Parish

» A Pastor's Perspective
» Acoustical Considerations...(Part I and Part II)
» Building Process & Liturgical Design Consultant (Part 1 & Part 2)
» Canticle of the Sun: The Windows...
» Celebrating the Rite of Dedication
» Collaboration: The Key to a Successful...(Part 1 & Part 2)
» Preparing for the Rite of Dedication
» The Architect's Perspective

» Oakland, California: Cathedral of Christ the Light

» A Brief Tour of the Cathedral of Christ the Light

» Salina, Kansas: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

» A Year Later: Reflecting on Successful Elements of the Space
» Deciding Where to Locate the Tabernacle

» Toronto, Ontario: St. Gabriel’s Church

» The Details (Part I and Part II)
» Eco-Theology Considerations (Part I and Part II)

Process

» A Common Ground Approach...Parish Building Committees
» An Opportunity (Part 1)...Considerations for Building Committees
» An Opportunity (Part 2)...Liturgical Design Consultant's Role
» An Opportunity (Part 3)...Liturgical Design Consultant's Role - continued
» Building...Collaboration between the Parish & Diocese
» Building & Renovation Projects: A Conversation...
» Creating a Lighting System..House of Worship (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3)
» Dancing with the Spirit: Grenada October 2005
» Doing the Theological Work before the Spade Work...
» Exploring the Organ and Its Beauty (Part 1 and Part 2)
» Gathering for Worship: Design Considerations
» Gathering Spaces: Does your church need one?
» Journeying to a Vision of  New Church Building
» Master Plan Process
» Mega, Middle or Mini: What size best fits your parish?
» Memory and Loss: A Pre-Design Lesson...
» Mitigating Problems in Large Worship Spaces..Part 1 and Part 2
» Preservation and Protection of Church Organs...
» Sacred Space for Rural Communities
» Selecting a Liturgical Design Consultant...Part 1
» Selecting a Liturgical Design Consultant...Part 2
» Shared Creative Moments: The Genesis of Spiritual Space
» Strategies for Designing a Multicultural Worship Space
» Things to Remember When Building or Renovating...
» What Pastors Need to Know before Building or Renovating
» Where Do We Start? Building or Renovating...Part I
» Where Do We Start? Building or Renovating...Part II

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CATECHESIS

» Building Strong Liturgical Foundations
» Catechumenate -- Where's the Content?
» Liturgical Catechesis: An Overview
» Notes for a Mystagogy of Eucharist
» Questions for Shaping Mystagogy-Minded Celebrations
» Reflections...Liturgy of Life...Liturgy of Sunday (Part I, Part II and Part III)
» To Live and Learn: What Does Liturgy Teach? 

CHAIRS

Presider/Presidential

» Pray Be Seated
» Roman Presidential Chairs: A Lesson for Our Day

CHRISTMAS

» The Christmas Creche

CONSOLIDATIONS AND CLOSINGS, PARISH

» Eco-Theology in Parish Consolidations
» Parish Consolidations: Using Art and Artifacts

CONSTRUCTION

See Building

CROSS/CRUCIFIX

» Carving the Processional Cross for...
» Cross & Crucifix in...(Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI)

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DESIGN CONSULTANTS

See Liturgical Design Consultants

DEVOTIONS

» All Saints & All Souls: Celebrating the Communion of Saints (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
» Mary, Throne of Wisdom
» Our Devotion to Devotions: Catholic and Otherwise
» Popular Piety and the Liturgy
» There's Prayer...and Then There's Prayer
» Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

DISABILITY ACCESS

See Accessibility, Architectural
 
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EASTER

» On Becoming the Paschal Mystery (Part I, Part II, and Part III)
» The Easter Vigil and Exodus...
» The Labyrinth and the Paschal Mystery

ENVIRONMENT, SEASONAL

See Seasonal Environment

ENVIRONMENT & ART MINISTRY

» A Checklist for Environment & Art Ministers
» Adorning the Worship Space: ...St. Procopius Abbey
» Banners for Today's Worship Spaces
» Color Psychology & Liturgical Space
» Creating Liturgical Art: Ten Tips
» Environment and Art Committee: A Parish Ministry
» Floral Design for Liturgical Spaces: The Basics
» Learning from the Way a Wildflower Grows: Ikebana...
» Liturgical Environment Ministry: One Parish's Experience (Parts I and II)
» Outside the Church Walls: Suggestions for Art & Environment
» Principles for the Seasonal Environment
» Ten Key Principles for Arranging the Worship Environment
» The Hospitable Environment for Liturgy
» Touchstones for Environment & Art Committees 

EUCHARIST

See Sacraments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FEASTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 » All Saints & All Souls: Celebrating the Communion of Saints (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

FONTS

See Baptism, Places for

FURNISHINGS

See Altars, Ambo, Chairs, Fonts, Tabernacles

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“GREEN,” BUILDING

» Being Catholic Is Being Green
» Eco-Theology in Parish Consolidations
» For Churches, What's Wrong with Green?
» Going Green? Faith Communities are Making Green Choices...
» Has Your Church Considered Horse Logging?
» Toronto, Ontario: St. Gabriel’s Church

» The Details (Part I and Part II)
» Eco-Theology Considerations (Part I and Part II)

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND REORDERING

» Preservation of Historic Churches: Access the Overall Project Scope
» Reordering Historical Churches

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ICONOGRAPHY

» Icon of Christ the Healer
» The Icon: Brightly Shining Darkness

INCULTURATION, LITURGICAL

» What Every Catholic Ought to Know about Liturgical Inculturation

IRELAND

» Church Architecture in Ireland Today: At a Crossroads
» Letter from Ireland

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JUSTICE, LITURGY AND

» A Participation that is Demanded by the Very Nature of Liturgy
» Eucharist and Justice
» Jesus as Model Relationship Builder
» Justice: What Are We Talking About (Part I, Part II, and Part III)
» The Justice Dimension of Our Prayers
» The Mystery We Live
» The 20th Century Social and Liturgical Movements in the U.S.

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LENT

» On Becoming the Paschal Mystery (Part I, Part II, and Part III)

LIGHTING

» Using Natural Light to Enhance the Worship Experience

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS

See also Sacraments 

» Enthroning the Book of the Gospels
» Day and Night...(Liturgy of the Hours)
» Distractions and Awkward Moments? Well yes, but...
» Good, Basic Principles for Bilingual/Bicultural Liturgies
» It Matters Where We Pray
» Liturgical Celebration of Quinceañera
» Our Final Garment: The Story of a Parish and a Funeral Pall
» Significant Directions from the Directory of Masses with Children
» Spirit of Inclusion Inspires Families with Special Needs
» Still Singing the Seldom Sacraments
» The Lord Shall Watch Over Your Going Out...Coming In
» The Place of Scripture in Liturgy: Part I
» We are the Body of Christ (Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ)

LITURGICAL DESIGN CONSULTANTS

» Collaboration in Design: The Architect - Liturgical Design Consultant
» Liturgical Design Consultants: Their Tasks

LITURGY

See also: Catechesis; Justice, Liturgy and 

» Full Symbols: Why they make a difference
» Liturgy and Contemplation (Part I and Part II)
» Liturgy: Some Key Ideas

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MATERIALS, BUILDING

» Polished Concrete Flooring in Sacred Spaces
» When it rains, it’s porous:...paving with pervious concrete matters

MEDIA ART

See Technology, Worship &

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

See Liturgical Celebrations

MUSIC

» Space for Music Leadership: Visibility and Audibility

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ONLINE EXHIBITS

» Celebrating the Communion of Saints
» Marian Images
» Place of Reservation: The Tabernacle
» Places for Baptism: Ancient and New
» The Christmas Creche

ORDINARY TIME

» The Experience of Ordinary Time

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ORGANS

» Choosing a New Organ
» Exploring the Organ and Its Beauty (Part 1 and Part 2)

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PAINTINGS, LITURGICAL

» Where Have Liturgical Paintings Gone? (Part I and Part II

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RECONCILIATION

See also: Sacraments

Places for

» Creating a Space for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

RENOVATIONS

Case Studies

» Arlington, Virginia: St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
» Litchfield, Connecticut: Wisdom House Chapel Windows
» Mission, Kansas: Bishop Miege High School (Part 1: Overview; Part 2: A Chapel, Not a Church; Part 3: Involving the Students; Part 4: Flexible Space(s); Part 5: Transitioning into Sacred Space)
» Washington, D.C.: Church of the Pilgrims
» Washington, D.C.: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
» Worcester, MA: The College of the Holy Cross (Part I and Part II

Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  » An Opportunity (Part 1)...Considerations for Building Committees
» An Opportunity (Part 2)...Liturgical Design Consultant's Role
» An Opportunity (Part 3)...Liturgical Design Consultant's Role - cont.
» Building & Renovation Projects: A Conversation...
» Dancing with the Spirit: Grenada October 2005
» Doing the Theological Work before the Spade Work...
» Gathering for Worship: Design Considerations
» Gathering Spaces: Does your church need one?
» Journeying to a Vision of a New Church Building
» Master Plan Process
» Preservation and Protection of Church Organs...
» Selecting a Liturgical Design Consultant...Part 1
» Selecting a Liturgical Design Consultant...Part 2
» Shared Creative Moments: The Genesis of Spiritual Space
» Strategies for Designing a Multicultural Worship Space
» Things to Remember When Building or Renovating...
» What Pastors Need to Know before Building or Renovating
» Where Do We Start? Building or Renovating...Part I
» Where Do We Start? Building or Renovating...Part II 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SACRAMENTS 

Baptism  

» Are you ready for this…? The Role of Parents...
» Baptisms at Sunday Mass: Which Sundays?
» Baptizing Infants at Sunday Mass: A Parish Celebration
» Why Baptize Infants at Sunday Mass?

Eucharist

» Eucharist as Sacrament of Reconciliation
» In Persona Christi: Acting in Christ's Name
» Putting on Our Sunday Best!
» Take This Cup...
» The Heart of the Matter: Transformation

Reconciliation

» Standing in Need of Mercy  

RCIA

» Catechumenate -- Where's the Content?
» Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens...
» Rite of Sending: You like me! You really like ME!
» Rite of Welcoming for Baptized Candidates...
» Scrutiny Rites: A Conscious Act of Serious Faith
» The Preparation Rites: Keeping the Holy in Holy Saturday 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SACRED OBJECTS

See Cross/Crucifix 

SAINTS

See Devotions; Feasts

SEASONAL ENVIRONMENT

See also Environment & Art Ministry  

In general

» Awe-Inspiring Art...Washington National Cathedral
» Banners for Today's Worship Spaces
» Principles for the Seasonal Environment

Advent

» Advent and Christmas Down Under
» Advent: Spirituality of & Environment for (Part I and Part II)

Christmas

» Advent and Christmas Down Under
» Christmas: Spirituality of & Environment for (Part I and Part II)
» Epiphany: Spirituality of & Environment for (Part I and Part II)
» Using Inclusive Imagery to Support Participation in the Advent/Christmas Seasons 

Easter

» A Paschal Environment (Part 1 and Part 2)
» Celebrating the Easter Season

Lent

» A Paschal Environment (Part 1 and Part 2)

Ordinary Time 

» Liturgical Décor...Holy Trinity and Body & Blood of Christ
» Ordinary Time Décor (Part I and Part II)
» The Experience of Ordinary Time

SOUND

See Acoustics

SPIRITUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

» Hidden in Plain View: Contemplative Dimensions of Liturgy

STAINED GLASS

 

 

» Evaluation of Advantages and Disadvantages of External Glazing...
» Stained Glass: Old Windows and New Views
» Stained Glass Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY

See “Green,” Building

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TABERNACLES

» Deciding Where to Locate the Tabernacle
» Tabernacle Design...Part I and Part II
» The Tabernacle...Part I: Historical Perspectives
» The Tabernacle...Part II: Modern Liturgical Principles
» The Tabernacle...Part III: What's a Parish to Do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY, WORSHIP &

» Media Art in Worship 101: Stop! (Part I)
» Media Art in Worship 101: Getting Perspective (Part II)
» Media Art in Worship 101: An Alternative Vision (Part III)
» Media Technology in Worship...Suggestions
» Worship & Technology: Active Participation Is Key (Part 1 and Part 2)

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WINDOWS

» Evaluation of Advantages and Disadvantages of External Glazing...
» In Sophia’s Garden: The Windows of Wisdom House Chapel
» Stained Glass: Old Windows and New Views
» Stained Glass Restoration
» Windows and Statues

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