Monday, January 09, 2012

Christmas Decorations at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois

AS CATHOLICS, we can follow the ancient rhythm of the liturgical year instead of merely following the secular holiday season. For us, Christmas starts not in September, but on the Eve of Christmas itself, and continues on to the New Year.

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - exterior detail

Here are photos of the Christmas decorations at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois. These photos were taken before Holy Mass for the Epiphany.

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - sanctuary with Christmas decorations

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - Christmas manger scene

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - tabernacle decorated for Christmas

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - Christmas tree

The pulpit, canopy, and suspended crucifix were recently re-installed here.

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - pulpit decorated for Christmas

Saint Peter Cathedral, in Belleville, Illinois, USA - Episcopal throne

Here are my older photos of the cathedral:

Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois
Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois (interior photos)

1 comment:

  1. Excellent Photos! It is very nice to see our restoration work displayed on such a distinguished blog. Keep up the good work!

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    Restorers of the Bishop’s Canopy, Cross and Pulpit
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