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  • Communion Table and positif 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The great Communion Table, with its concrete base, is given as sense of majesty and joy by a marble veneer.
  • The communion room 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Since the time of the Reformation it has been customary for the Dutch Reformed to gather around the Communion table, either seated or standing. In the great cathedrals it was the choir which became the "organ room" in many ...
  • Pulpit, lectern, choir and great organ 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
  • Baptismal font 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
  • Overview of Great Church Room 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    An overview of Great church room offers a rationale of the interior. Central in the photo is the baptismal font, to the left is the high dominant pulpit, and below it the lectern. The projection in the corner leads to the ...
  • Thomaskerke, Amsterdam-south 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    K.L. Sijmons, Architect.
  • Church of the Holy Ghost at dusk with artificial illumination 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
  • Side "chapel" 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The sculpture of Madonna and Child at the base of one of the hexagonal "trees" forms a devotional chapel. The walls with abstractions painted over canvas cover the concrete walls of the church.
  • Side view of church room and liturgical center 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    This side view gives a clear understanding of the hexagonal "trees," each of a different height with the clerestory infills as well as the side windows. The dim exterior light of dusk enabled the film to span both the light ...
  • Heilig-Geist-Kirche (1962-66) in Emmerich, Germany, Dieter G. Baumewerd, Architect 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The structure of the church is composed of six hexagons holding hexagonal ceiling and roof structures connected by slim clerestories separating one hexagon from the other as well as larger clerestories for illumination. ...
  • New town housing 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The Gemeindzentrum was built to also serve the population of the new apartment blocks.
  • Stairway to daycare 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Part of the Gemeindzentrum is a facility for child care.
  • Gemeindzentrum 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Gemeindzentrum facilities, overlooking the apartment blocks of the new town.
  • "Main Street" within the Gemeindzentrum 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
  • Baptismal font 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The ancicent baptismal font, along with the tower, provides an authentic reference to the past.
  • East window 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The etched glass window behind the liturgical center is quite lovely but even with the wall directly behind altar and pulpit, one wonders whether or not the window proves to be a distraction behind the liturgical action.
  • Great church room 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    The flexible seating here focuses upon a quite traditional altar/table with a diminutive pulpit.
  • St. Petruskirche 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Traditional liturgical center with flexible seating implying the congregation surrounding Word and sacrament.
  • Petruskirche, Kettwig-Nord 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Gottfried Bohm and Gunter Kaintoch, architects. Part of the Kirchengemeinde, the church is surrounded ancillary buildings for parish activities and housing. The intention was to make the church appear as part of a village ...
  • Major entry 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    Next to the tower a major flight of steps leads directly up to the worship room.

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