This blog replaces my website “Shadyside Lantern” which ran from 2004 – 2017. I will gradually add posts incorporating feature articles from that site.
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Apse Mosaic depicting the Transfiguration – Shadyside Presbyterian Church We know little about the artistic conception of Shadyside’s stunning mosaic of the Transfigured Christ. Rudolf Scheffler, a native German artist, designed the mosaic located in the church’s apse. The … Continue reading
This is one of a series of four posts on Shadyside’s liturgical furnishings. The Lord’s Supper. Holy Communion. The Eucharist. The meaning and nature of this sacrament divided the Sixteenth Century Reformers from the Roman Catholic Church. Further, understandings of … Continue reading
This post is one of four covering the principal worship centers. There is ample carved symbolism on Shadyside’s baptismal font. On a more fundamental level, the presence of a prominent baptismal font in the nave is, in itself, symbolic. Few … Continue reading
Lectern at Shadyside Presbyterian Church This post is one of four covering the principal worship centers. The lectern, compared to the pulpit, font and communion table, sometimes seems to have a secondary status. This may be because its purpose is … Continue reading