Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Be the kind of man

Be the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the Devil says "Oh crap, he's up".

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Schola cantorum IC Penang's latest threads

This one is taken by me. The other pic, with me actually in it, is blur. =.=

Schola cantorum in action. Singing O Sanctissima in 4 part harmony.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Our newly renovated Church

General view of the Sanctuary. Big six candlesticks, stained glass windows of the Assumption in the center, and from the left, St. Peter, St. Francis Xavier, St. John the Baptist and St. Paul. In front of the main altar is the Lamb of God seated on a scroll with 7 seals.

Details from the Gothic arches above the doors and the statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Joseph on the walls. The opposite walls have the statues of St. Therese and St. Anthony.

General view of the nave. The pews are really ugly, a remnant of the Spirit of Vatican II.

The statue of Mary inside the Church flanked by stained glass windows of the Annunciation and the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

The stained glass window of the Nativity. The memorial above commemorates the Catholic dead from World War II with an inscription that reads "Their tomorrow for our today"

For those of you who don't remember, here's what the Church used to look like. It was renovated in 1970's so it was chock full of the Spirit of Vatican II.

The High Altar was really really high, as if modelled upon the Confessio of St. Peter's only there's nothing below it, just the sacristy. Note the ugly holes in the walls which was pretty trendy in the 70s. Yucks.

The sanctuary was also weirdly shaped and took up a lot of space. The entire crossing was taken up by the sanctuary. Now, pews fill the nave up to the half the crossing.

The trendy hall-like nave.

Note the tiny crosses in the walls above the doors which collected dust and would spread it around when the wind blew through it. What the heck were they thinking? Were they thinking? Old photos show stained glass above the doors.