Thursday, June 4, 2015

3 June 2015 Chattanooga, TN and Sewanee

Tom and Bonnie insisted I see Sewanee, The University of the South, since it was only an hour away. I was more than happy. Christ Church's former vicar was a very proud graduate and an Allegheny College student who sang with our choir is a recent graduate.

                                    This is the sign that says you are going up the mountain.

The Sewanee School of Theology Chapel of the Apostles

Tom checking to see if the door is open.

The view during worship is awesome.

Likewise the view out the sides.

The Casavant organ. Two manuals. 3 divisions. 20 stops. 42 registers. 23 ranks. 1350 pipes.
I introduced myself to Dale and asked if he knew Elizabeth. Of course he did and he is also from DioBeth so we share a bishop. Small world.

And this is the beautiful All Saints Church.

This plaque is embedded in the floor in the entrance to the church.

The chancel.

The nave looking back from the altar.

There are windows along both sides.

The smaller windows underneath feature people. This is Bach.

The organ - Casavant -Three manuals. 7 divisions. 59 stops. 51 registers. 69 ranks. 3975 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

 In order to be a reader at All Saints you must be VERY tall.
Actually there is another book on the other side with steps up. 

The Memorial Cross honors the students and citizens of Sewanee who fought during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and Desert Storm. 

This is what you see with your back to the cross.

The Templeton Library in Sewanee was built to be a philanthropic endeavor by John Templeton. He was an important and influential businessman and stock market investor who lived in the area. The Library never actually had any books here and it was converted into condominiums.

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