Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

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Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

For the first-time visitor, liturgy may be exhilarating… or confusing. Services may involve standing, sitting, kneeling, sung or spoken responses, and other participatory elements that may provide a challenge for the first-time visitor. However, liturgical worship can be compared with a dance: once you learn the steps, you come to appreciate the rhythm, and it becomes satisfying to dance, again and again, as the music changes.

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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, NYC

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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, NYC

St Peter's, the first Roman Catholic parish in New York, was established in 1785 on the site it now occupies, predating the first Bishopric in the United States, founded in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1789. The present church exterior was completed in 1840 and was ultimately declared a landmark by Federal, State and City agencies.

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Saint Thomas Church, NYC

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Saint Thomas Church, NYC

The current Saint Thomas Church is actually the fourth church for the parish. The third church, which was also at the current site at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-third Street, suffered a devastating fire in 1905. The first worship service in the current church was on October 4, 1913.

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St. Bart's Church, NYC

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St. Bart's Church, NYC

Widely known as St. Bart’s, the iconic church with its distinctive dome is recognized for its inclusivity and tradition of "radical welcome." St. Bart's is located on Park Avenue and 50th Street in New York City.

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Saint Peter's Church, NYC

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Saint Peter's Church, NYC

When the exciting new building was consecrated in 1977, it became known as a welcoming place. The interior, designed by Vignelli Associates, is a flexible space allowing for a great variety of expressions of worship through liturgy, song, sermon, dance, music and poetry. It is a place for all , a majestic rock, a sanctuary of light, a surprise on  Lexington Avenue.

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VIgan Cathedral, Ilocos Sur

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VIgan Cathedral, Ilocos Sur

The St. Paul’s Cathedral is also known as the metropolitan Cathedral. It is considered a major religious landmark not only of northern Luzon but the country as well. Visitors must include a visit to the cathedral when in Vigan as it has been a center of Roman Catholic devotion for centuries. You can find the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral along Burgos St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

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St. Augustine Parish Church, Bantay

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St. Augustine Parish Church, Bantay

The Church of  St. Augustine is located in Bantay Ilocos Sur, a  30- minute drive from Vigan. The name of the church is Saint Augustine Parish Church, also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity or simply Bantay Church.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Tagaytay

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Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Tagaytay

Situated along the highway going to Batangas with a beautiful view of Taal Lake, the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the beautiful and elegant structures in Tagaytay that will capture the attention of the tourists upon travelling in the city. It is one of the places that are frequented by many faithful and pilgrims to rejuvenate their spirits and feel closer to God.

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St. Lucy's Church, Newark

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St. Lucy's Church, Newark

I visited this church early in the day and I couldn’t go in because there was setup happening for some event. I returned later in the day and a wedding was taking place. I was still able to visit and take pictures — participate a little bit in the soon-to-be-married couple’s joy!

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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

I had the opportunity recently to visit this church again. The last time I was in there, I didn’t have a very good camera. It was a little dark inside the sanctuary but that was fortuitous as the stained glass windows really come through nicely. - Luke

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Church of the Advent, Boston

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Church of the Advent, Boston

I visited this church on the off-chance that it would be open to visit. It was open but in the middle of their worship service. I sat and participated in their service and was happily singing hymns with them. This church really has an outstanding choir!

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