On May 20 our Academy took our annual steeplechase tour. Since we live so close to Milwaukee and Chicago, there are hundreds of churches (probably thousands) within an hour of us. Since our upper grade students are pretty interested in such things, we’ve gone to a lot of places over the years. Jewish, Muslim, B’Hai, various strands of Christianity, and the like.
This year we toured three churches:
- The Basilica of St. Josaphat (Roman Catholic, Franciscan)
- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Greek Orthodox, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
- St. Mary and St. Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church (Egyptian, opened very recently)
In the next couple days I’m going to write about each of these churches, in terms of arcitecture as well as theology as it was presented to us. It was a very enjoyable day, and I think worth some mutual contemplation.
In the meantime, here’s a link to the pictures up on my Flickr account.