Today I have a little something for everyone who loves doors.
One door, two door,
red door, church door,
single door, double door,
panel door, barred door,
new doors, old doors,
painted doors, shabby doors.
This one has a lot of wood.
Each of them looks really good.
All of them were found in Philly.
OK, now I will not be silly.
For all of you who like history, this door is part of St. Clement’s Church, an Anglo-Catholic church with an interesting and complicated history of Catholic vs. anti-Catholic feelings and leanings. It was finally opened for services on the first Sunday in January 1859 and today Wikipedia says about it:
Today, as its parish neighborhood is revitalized and new, young singles, students and families settle nearby, St. Clement’s continues as an inclusive community rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. The church still emphasizes the Episcopal Church’s continuity with Catholicism prior to the English Reformation. St. Clement’s therefore offers lavish worship and music with full Catholic ceremonial, including incense, bells, processions, chanting, and a professional choir. Mass is celebrated daily using the English Missal and the poetic English of the King James Bible, enhanced on Sundays and major feasts with classical music.
Whatever your religious leanings, we can all come together in liking the doors. 🙂
I promised Allan from Ohm Sweet Ohm that I’d include a photo with more detail from one of last week’s peacock doors. I didn’t forget, Allan.