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The old high altar of St Patrick cathedral

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CamelliaSinensis:
From Rorate Caeli's posting about a history channel piece on St Patrick's
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/01/saint-patricks-cathedral-in-new-york.html

The old altar we always hear about from St Patrick's but no photos are ever available of. I'll admit the freestanding altar (ad orientem one) fits the gothic arrangement better, but this was still a beautiful altar.

Spellman altar in the back. It is said Fordham University got the old high altar. However, the reredos in the old photo is no longer with it. Just the altar itself with a different reredos.

The altar without the old reredos

Kaesekopf:
The old altar is lovely, yes, but it doesn't much fit the architecture of the church, now does it?

CamelliaSinensis:

--- Quote from: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2013, 10:23:03 PM ---The old altar is lovely, yes, but it doesn't much fit the architecture of the church, now does it?

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No. Still would have looked better if the whole thing was moved elsewhere. I know quite a few places that you could have put it.

Kaesekopf:
Oh, indeed.  Retaining the altar in its entirety would have been lovely had it gone somewhere else.

That said, Fordham seems to have done a good job accommodating it.

CamelliaSinensis:

--- Quote from: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2013, 10:30:15 PM ---Oh, indeed.  Retaining the altar in its entirety would have been lovely had it gone somewhere else.

That said, Fordham seems to have done a good job accommodating it.

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agreed

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