Christ the King - Table of Contents................................... Houses of Worship - Table of Contents

Interior - Christ the King Chapel
Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY

Canisius College  - Office website

On this page, below:

Sanctuary

North Transept

South Transept

North Nave

South Nave

Organ Loft

2019 Photos

Sanctuary


Sanctuary
Sanctuary   ...   Wooden truss supports the nave pointed Gothic style ceiling in the Romanaesque Revival building   ...   Most Romanaesque Revival churches have etther a coffered flat ceiling or a coffered barrel ceiling   ...   Note side aisles and rounded clearstory windows



Sanctuary
Semidome   ...   Note three (rounded) Romanaesque style sanctuary south stained glass windows   ...   Not shown are three north stained glass windows    ...   Altar faces east (Jerusalem in the Mideast) where Jesus was crucified   ...   Altar detailed below:


Sanctuary
Alpha / Omega symbols on front of the altar



Sanctuary
North stained glass windows   ...   St. Stanislaus in center   ...   Halos indicate that these are official Roman Catholic saints



Sanctuary
Two of the three north stained glass windows   ...   St. Mary Magdalene   ...    Note the depiction of St. Catherine of Siena with crown of thorns and lilies, both ususally reserved for Jesus (thorns) and St. Joseph (lilies)




North Transept


North Transept
Transept at right of photo   ...   Two of the north nave clearstory windows at left



North Transept
Rose windows with vertical panels below are more common in Europe than the US   ...   Four details below:


North Transept
Wheel window   ...   Stencils used to paint the clear glass which is repeatedly fired with each new color



 
North Transept


North Transept
Left panel:  The Annunciation   ...   Right panel: The miraculously pregnant Mary visits Elizabeth, also miraculouly pregnant with John who will later baptize Jesus



North Transept
Left panel:    Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (for circumcision)   ...   Right panel: Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the temple preaching to the rabbis




South Transept


South Transept
Transept



South Transept



South Transept
Center medallionPentecost



South Transept
Left panel:   Resurrection   ...   Right panel:  Ascenison



South Transept
Left panel:   St. Mary Magdalene sees Jesus at the cave where he was buried   ...   Note hand which represents God the Father and the dove which represrnts the Holy Spirit   ...   Right panel:  Coronation




North Nave


North Nave
The four nave stained glass clearstory windows   ...   The seven crosses represent half of the the 14 stations of the cross   ...   Note aisle windows   ...   Sanctuary (not in photo) is to the right



North Nave
Two of the four nave stained glass windows at left   ...   Sanctuary at right




North Nave
Trefoil diaper pattern



North Nave
Photo taken from the altar    ...   Organ Loft at far left   ...   The four windows, starting at the right and going left,  shown below:


North Nave
Both Jesuits   ...  Loyola co-founded the Jesuits   ...   Four details below:


North Nave
Xavier and Loyola detail #1   ...   PX



North Nave
Xavier and Loyola detail #2   ...    Note the IHS christogram symbol on the book Loyola is carrying



North Nave
Xavier and Loyola detail #3   ...   Ship depicted in the predella signifies that Xavier was a famous Jesuit missionary



North Nave
Xavier and Loyola detail #4   ...      The Sacred Heart of Jesus  in the predella under Loyola





North Nave
Both Jesuits



North Nave
St, Thomas Aquinus    ...     St. Augustine



North Nave
Note that St. Francis of Assisi is depicted receiving two stigmata




South Nave


South Nave
Photo taken from sanctuary looking towards the Organ Loft (at right)   ...   The four nave stained glass clearstory windows   ...  Note the aisle windows



South Nave
One of the aisle stained glas windows, each featuring a religious symbol   ...   Pelican and chicks  medallion detail below:


South Nave
Pelican and chicks



South Nave
St. Peter   ...   St. Paul




South Nave
St. John the Baptist   ...   St. Stephen



South Nave
Both Jesuits




South Nave



South Nave




Organ Loft Rose Window


Organ Loft Rose Window
Wheel window



Organ Loft Rose Window



Organ Loft Rose Window
Christ the King fittingly depicted over the entrance to the church



Organ Loft Rose Window
Alpha and omega



Return to top




Color photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
| ...Home Page ...| ..Buffalo Architecture Index...| ..Buffalo History Index... .|....E-Mail ...| ..

web site consulting by ingenious, inc.