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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

One of the best churches in America that is not the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.

It is a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (yeah, the liberals).

It is a fantastic gothic-style church designed by Ralph Adams Cram, who also worked on the world's largest Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Thomas Episcopal in New York City.

Since 1914, more than eight million people have entered the church. The congregation was founded in 1871 and occupied two earlier church buildings before coming here. It currently has more than 5,000 members and have about 2,000 people attend each Sunday. What's up with the other 3,000?

Years ago, on another business trip, I attended services here. It is a fantastic place to worship and its senior pastor, John Buchanan, is a memorable preacher. This church is so good I'd easily live in Chicago to attend it.