• 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.
    • Ceiling of Jesuit Church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The Baroque ceiling with trompe d'etoile insets
    • Close up of tower 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The tower/campanile is an intentional reference to the past, looking more like a midieaval tower than a contemporary campanile.
    • Maria Konigen interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The interior of the church is a simple rectangle with a concave apse and a very contemporary altar/table, quite unusual for having been built prior to Vatican II. The apse finds its culmination in a 15th century sculpture ...
    • Baptistery 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      To the immediate left of the lectern there is an indent in the floor, suggestive of a pool, with a baptismal font/tower, with a provision for sprinkling. Behind the wall holding the paschal candle on the raised level of ...
    • Interior of St. Matthäuskirche 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The interior reflects the striking forms of the exterior as well as its materials. The red could very easily be interpreted by the faithful as a reference to the shed blood of Christ. A not inappropriate iconography for a ...
    • Church interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Left to right: a circular stairway leading to the balcony, a confessional, leaded glass windows for the hexagonal sacristy, above in the balcony, an organ console and organ casework, on the main floor, in the foreground, ...
    • 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. ...
    • Maria Krönung Interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The liturgical furniture, font, altar, table, pulpit, are all of stone. The focus of both the wood sheathed interior as well as the skylight accentuate the liturgical area while another slit in the wall, out of sight on ...
    • Window from the exterior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Rood screen 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The ornate rood screen separating chancel from nave is a Rococo filigree of bronze.
    • Windows by Ferand Leger 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Exterior of chapel for the reserved host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The conical covering of the tabernacle helps us to relate to the clerestory stained glass which continues around the corner to the left.
    • Side view of interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The eccentric shape of the great church room together with the striking and eminently appropriate lighting fixtures add further dynamism to the Church of Atonement.
    • Relationship of entry to the magical south wall 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Just inside the door is a tapered cylinder for holy water, the intention of which is to always remind one of one's baptism. To the left are the portals for the deeply recessed windows.
    • North wall and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Different angles produce new aspects of awareness where here we see the cantilevered stairs to the pulpit and the later addition of a rope/railing for the safety of the priest.
    • Pulpit, lectern, choir and great organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Members of the IFFRA group 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Windows by Ferand Leger 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Nave and liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The liturgical area (left to right) boasts a column for the tabernacle and reserved host, a massive altar/table, a white bench for the clergy, the processional crucifix, and paschal candle. Note the architect designed pews ...