• Alleheiligenkirche, 1947. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Architect: Hermann Baur.
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The importance of the Eucharist is manifested by the solidity of the altar/table. It is obvious that it is central to worship and not to be set aside.
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The altar of this church nonetheless presages the renewed emphasis of the altar as also table.
    • 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 pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The simple marble pulpit with three legs and a flat surface offers a visually distinct entity for proclamation. The altar/table while a solid block of marble nonetheless has an elegantly incised table on its frontal complete ...
    • Andreaskirche, 1959. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Architects: Ernst Görcke and Ludwig Müller.
    • 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 ...
    • The Ark 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Architect: P. Zanstra. The architecture of the church, with its nave in the center of a square floor plan, visually alludes to the ark/ship.
    • Balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      At the west end of the church, under the great banner of the west wall, is the free-standing balcony. The folding chairs in this photo were subsequently replaced by elegant pews.
    • Baldanquin over the altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The design integrity of the liturgical furniture here becomes apparent. Just as the font was bathed in light from the copper lightwell, so too here the great cantilevered baldaquin is of copper. The altar/table as well as ...
    • Baptismal bowl by Charles Pohlman 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
    • Baptismal font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The ceramic bowl at one end of the unitary surface, beyond it is a simple stand for the pulpit Bible.
    • Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Entry into the great church room is past the great Baptismal Font. It's ceramic bowl allows the waters of baptism to be heard throughout the church room. The stained glass window at the rear of the sanctuary, showing the ...
    • Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The Baptismal Font is a natural rock with a depression for water and a Biblical reference to Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4).
    • Baptismal font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      "For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth." (Matthew 12:40). Thus to be baptized into Christ ...
    • Baptismal font and pool at church entrance in Roman Catholic cathedral church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      In this cathedral church, one impact of the liturgical movement has been to bring the font to the entrance of the church and to provide a pool for the immersion of those who wish Baptism in this form.
    • Baptismal font as entrance to the great church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Immediately upon entry one is confronted with the Baptismal font and Paschal candle beyond which are the Table and ultimately the pulpit with the congregations seated in monastic fashion.
    • Baptismal fountain 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Seen from the pulpit the baptismal fountain fails to show the nozzle to provide the water for baptism.
    • Baptistry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Entering the baptistry one is immediately confronted by the font and Paschal candle. On entering the "pool" for baptism, one descends three steps and after baptism ascends three steps to enter the great church room. This ...