• 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.
    • 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.
    • Ancient frescoes 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The ceiling is decorated with frescoed vaulting. Below, note the contemporary wall sconces and loud speakers.
    • Baptismal font and paschal candle 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The Baptismal font and paschal candle exceed even the exterior for an unusual contemporary form.
    • Cathedral cloister 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      As we move from century to century and diocesan churches to those of religious orders, let us be aware of the changes in style and architecture and its reflection in worship.
    • Cathedral courtyard 

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      Door to the cathedral interior is on the extreme left while the courtyard and central portico are to minister to the Native peoples.
    • Cathedral interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The post Vatican II rennovation by Mathias Goeritz placed an ancient Baptismal font within a very contemporary setting at the head of the cathedral nave.
    • Cathedral of Cuernavaca 

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      Cuernavaca Cathedral of San Lorenzo, dating 1533.
    • Cathedral pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      From the concept of the heroa and the funerary monuments with domes, we must now return to the progression of the veneration of the martyrs in the West, first of all, in cemeteries. Shot of pulpit in the Cathedral of Split.
    • Church entrance 

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      The massiveness of the doors reflects the scale of the great stone blocks of the base.
    • Church interior with liturgical center 

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      The floor to ceiling apex window of translucent marble compels the eye in it's downward sweep to cross and altar/table. While the church shape is contemporary the pews, liturgical arrangement, and furniture are quite traditional.
    • Circular stairway to organ balcony 

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    • Close up 

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    • Close up of liturgical center 

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      At the head of the apse is a banner as a reminder of a Papal visit. Above the altar/table with its description concering Christ: "I am the first and the last" are lamps representing the seven churches of the book of Revelation.
    • Columbarium 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Reflecting Itallian precedent niches in the columbarium also bear photos of the deceased.
    • Crystal Cathedral viewed from one of the star points 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Crystal Cathedral could seat three thousand worshipers who could gain entrance and egress from multiple entrances/exits. Here the new worship space is shown in relationship to the earlier Tower of Hope.
    • Entries to Crystal Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Interior of one of the entrances at one of the "star points" of the Crystal Cathedral.
    • Font 

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    • Full musical resources 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The importance of music to worship at the Crystal Cathedral is apparent with the great organ, choir, and orchestra.
    • Great door to the cathedral 

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