St. Luke's Mission of Mercy - Table of Contents

Sanctuary - St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
Formerly
St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church

325 Walden Avenue (Sycamore at Oberlin streets), Buffalo NY

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Main altars

Paneled door and surround



 Sanctuary


Two altars: the larger is the traditional; the smaller is where the priest faces the congregation.

The photographs below are details of the above phototograph, starting at the top.


The Trinity:
Figure in white: God the Father.

God the Son, Jesus, is depicted crucified.


The wings at the top of the photo represent angels.
Note the triangle behind the figure's head: this symbolizes the Trinity.


God the Son, Jesus, is depicted crucified.
PX on the cartouche is a symbol for Jesus.
Below the cartouche is a marble keystone.





Mosaic:  Mary and Jesus


Angel standing on marble  scroll buttress.





Tabernacle and candlesticks


The dove  represents the Holy Spirit, a member of the Trinity.
Note marble
scroll buttresses.


Scroll buttress




After Vatican II, Catholic priests faced the  congregation while celebrating Mass; as a result, many churches added a second  altar like this one.





Paneled door and surround






Top: Dentil molding
3 rosettes below the dentils.
Scrolling acanthus leaves behind the Corinthian capitals atop fluted pilasters.


Scrolling acanthus leaves behind the Corinthian capitals atop fluted pilasters.

Capital details, from the top: Fleuron ..... Egg-and-dart molding ..... Bead-and-reel molding .... Scrolling acanthus leaves with hanging grapes ..... Volutes decorated with
acanthus leaves ..... Bottom row of acanthus leaves.


Medallion flanked by acanthus leaves depicts priest with chalice and candle and palm leaf.
Stenciled wall.



Egg-and-dart molding (top).
Dentil molding
Scrolling acanthus leaves.
Leaf-and-dart molding.
Bead-and-reel molding


Special thanks to Founders Amy Betros and Norman Paolini for their cooperation in 2010
and to Consultant Gregory Witul for assistance in  research in 2010.


Photos and their arrangement © 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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