• The 12th century choir surmounting the martyeria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The oval entry at the bottom of the photo leads to the martyerium. It is surmounted by an altar for contemporary worship. Above that is the 12th century choir and Baldanquin with gold crown and angels standing over the high altar.
    • 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Apartments 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Frescoes on the 2nd and 3rd century Roman apartments.
    • 2nd century apartments 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Brick work of 2nd century apartments beneath the lower church of San Clemente.
    • 4th century mosaic of Abraham feeding the angel visitants. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      4th century mosaic as seen through the columns of the baldacchino.
    • 90 foot doors opening to the drive-in church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The doors opened the Crystal Cathedral to the drive-in congregation which preferred to worship from their cars. Here we see Dr. Schuller addressing the drive-in congregation from his pulpit.
    • 9th century Bishop Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin) 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The 9th century statue of Gregory of Nin near the entrance to Diocletian's palace, erected by Ivan Mestrovic. Full view of the statue of Gregory of Nin near the entrance of Diocletian's palace.
    • A congregant 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • A fitting finale 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The 52 bell carillon is named after Arvella Schuller, the pastor's wife.
    • A peripatetic minister 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The use of the jumbotrons allowed Schuller to occasionally follow the then popular fashion of the minister moving about as close as possible to the congregation.
    • Abraham & Isaac 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Sacrifice of Isaac. Abraham (center) with Isaac (right) carrying the wood for the sacrifice, Catacomb of Priscilla, 3rd century, Rome.
    • Acqua Paola 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Acqua Paola 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The catch basins for the aqueduct of Trajen, reconstructed by Paul V with the fountain, which bears his name is by Giovani Fontana and Flaminio Ponzio. Built in 1612.
    • Actual 2nd century Columbaria Beneath San Sebastiano 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1977)
    • Actual Wall of the Pavilion 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1977)
      The wall contains fragments of the original wall of the pavilion dating back to the persecutions of 258 AD.
    • Adam & Eve 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of the Old Testament scene of Adam and Eve with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the serpent.
    • Adam & Eve 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Adam & Eve aware of their sin.
    • Adam and Eve 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Adam and Eve in the catacomb of Pietro e Marcellino.
    • Adoration of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The adoration of the Magi above the high altar was painted by Giacinto Gimignani 1634.
    • Adventus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Immediately below the upper central panel of the sarcophagus of Junius Bassius is an Adventus, innocent enough to our eyes but within the context of imperial iconography it represented and emphasized Christ as ruler. ...
    • Aeneas and Anchises 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Was carved by Bernini with his father at the age of 15.