• 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 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The table aspect is here accentuated by the void between the two supporting legs. Note the simplicity in the use for material in pulpit and altar/table.
    • Altar/table and chapel for reserved host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Central to the Mass is the altar/table with its form giving emphasis to both. While the processional crucifix stands before the altar/table it is flanked on both sides by the six candles for High Mass. Behind the liturgical ...
    • 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.
    • Ancient frescoes 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The ceiling is decorated with frescoed vaulting. Below, note the contemporary wall sconces and loud speakers.
    • Ancillary room 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Ancillary multi-purpose room with tables set for dining. The architect, Mr. Inadomi had graciously provided a lavish luncheon for the members of the IFRAA seminar.
    • 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 atrium view 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
    • Another interior view 

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

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Wall sculpture by Enrique Espinosa
    • Another view of the liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Note the elevated chair for the abbot at the apex of the chancel, as well as the pulpit on the left with it's recess for the enthronement of the Gospel. The four "mini table/altars" leave a question as to how they were ...
    • Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The immense mural of the apse is by architect Pedro Medina.
    • Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The classical interior belies the restrained churrigeresque of the exterior.