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ALL SAINTS (EPISCOPALIAN) CHURCH 
at 7th Ave and 7th St., Brooklyn
By
Kelly Johnson & Allison Samaniege



All Saints Church 


All Saints Church was built in 1893. The front and part of the interior have been re- created after the  church Suffered a fire in 1976. The original structure is the sanctuary and outside. The interior is a recreation of the English Gothic style. 
The ceiling is English Gothic style.The walls and ceiling of the sanctuary are crafted in this manner. This section is decorated with no color. However, the area above the altar is decorated in blue and gold. 
This window, directly in the front of the church can be seen from the outside as well as inside.  This window is a copy of the Rose windows in Gothic churches. It may have been influenced by the Rose window of Notre Dame and Lincoln Cathedral. 
The carved leaves and vines are characteristic to the English Cloisters and Chapter Houses of the Gothic era.

 





Tiffany Windows 

Louis Comfort Tiffany produced Tiffany windows for the All Saints Chapel in 1867. The windows were transferred to the church in 1893, when it was built. 


Tiffany produced produced windows for American Churches. He was influenced by the windows of the churches in England and France. He re- created them with great detail in the All Saints Church.     

Left: Jesus as the Good Shepard
Tragically, only 3 windows remain, because a fire destroyed the front of the church in 1976. The destroyed windows were recreated with the reconstruction of the church. Original windows were reinforced in order to preserve them. 

Right: The Angel Gabriel


Episcopalianism 

Facts:
  • One out of one hundered Americans belong to an Episcopalian Church. 
  • There are less than 3 million Episcopalians. 
  • The Religion is Catholic in doctrine and liturgy but, reinforced by Calvinism. 
  • Origins of Episcopalian Church
    Anglicanism began with King Henry VIII and his marraige to his brother's widow, annulment, and then re-marraige to his mistress Anne Boleym. This second marraige led to his excommunication in 1535. King Henry VIII set up a national church which was independent of the authority of the Pope, the Church of England. During the rule of Queen Elizabeth I Anglicanism became the national church.
  • In America
    In 1607 Anglicanism was brought to America and established in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. During the American Revolution the Church of England was disestablished but, was reorganized after the war.
  • After the Revolution
    In 1783, Samauel Seabury was elected bishop but, refused to take oath to the loyalty of the king. Instead, consecration was obtained by the Episcopalian Church of Scotland. The Episcopalian church became an independent member of the Anglican communion. 

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