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.
On September 8, 2019, the Diocese of Portland will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, the mother church of the diocese. The cathedral was dedicated on September 8, 1869, by Bishop David Bacon, the first Bishop of Portland. (https://portlanddiocese.org/cathedral-150th-anniversary)
St. Dominic Parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its founding on October 9, 1930 and the 150th Anniversary on November 2, 1980.
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.
The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer is a Roman Catholic parish in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Fabian is located 28 kms. east-northeast of Lingayen and about 184 kms. northwest of Manila.
The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag is located approximately 200 kilometers (120 mi) north of Manila.
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!
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
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!
The building’s unique appearance was new to a campus that had previously employed a more classical architecture style. [http://studentlife.mit.edu/cac/event-services-spaces/event-spaces/mit-chapel].