• 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.
    • 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 congregant 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • 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.
    • After worship 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In the right lower middle range, note the photographers still at work for the Hour of Power.
    • Altar and chapel for the reserved host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Altar/table and crucifix 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Altar/table and tapestry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Influenced by the liturgical renewal that later had such an impact on Vatican II the altar/table is indeed a table in appearance.
    • Altar/table, font, and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      From the baptismal font in the foreground, right, one sees the altar on the axis of the church. A pulpit is on the left.
    • The Annunciation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Set in a panel in the glass wall is a traditional but far more expensive stained glass interpretation of the Annunciation.
    • Another interior view 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The slightly separated weekday chapel with the Madonna is to the left.
    • Apse at Basilica of Christ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (1984)
      Interior of the Basilica of Christ with apse depicting Christ surrounded by angels.
    • The architect Klaus Franz center addresses the IFRAA group. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Automatic sensor control 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Sensors in a themostick system offer control for heating, cooling, light, and fire protection.
    • Balconies 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The multiple balconies surmount side chapels. The lower balcony can be entered from the roadway. The balcony above is intended to have a bridge to a not-yet-constructed campanile.
    • Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The baptismal font of marble has running water offering an audible presence throughout the service. From this angle, in the far left is the seating for the clergy.
    • Baptismal font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The traditional pews face the baptismal font and kneeler and are seen in juxtaposition to the contemporary pews to the left.
    • Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Following an ancient tradition revived by the liturgical movement, the baptismal font stands at the entrance of the church room. The tapestry on the wall behind the baptismal font is an abstract reminder of us the baptism ...
    • Baptismal holy waters stoup 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The principal entry confronts one with a structure with the appearance of a baptismal font which appropriately holds holy water which is always intended to be a reminder of ones entry into the church through baptism.
    • The Baptistery 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Reflecting the ancient practice of a baptistery separate from the church, this baptistery is attached to the church room and boasts elegant stained glass by Jean Bazaine.