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
||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.
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
Right: The Angel Gabriel
- One out of one hundered Americans belong to an Episcopalian
- 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
- 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.
to Medieval New York