Archive for the ‘Churches’ Category

John Wesley Wesley Methodist
An Imposing Statue of John Wesley, the Anglican Minister and Theologian Who Cofounded the Methodism Evangelical Movement, Seems to Guard the Front Entrance of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Main Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 19, 2016)

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This Nativity Scene in the Storefront Window of the Victory Center on Pleasant Street in Worcester, MA Serves to Remind Us of the True Meaning of Christmas…  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 25, 2014)

Trinity Church Saints and Gargoyles
A Large Figure of Saint John Is Surrounded by Gargoyles, Cherubs, and Other Smaller Figures on the Face of Trinity Church on Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 24, 2015)

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A Brass Handle in the Shape of a Praying Angel Found on One of the Front Doors of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church on Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 26, 2017)

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In Addition to the Bronze Statue of Him Standing Outside Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, the Likeness of the Reverend Phillips Brooks Can Be Found Carved in Stone on the Facade of the Church Itself With a Long-Neck Gargoyle Peering Over His Shoulder (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 18, 2020)

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This Early 12th Century Carved Stone Capital From a Column of the Notre-Dame de Montermoyen in Bourges, France (On Display at the Worcester Art Museum) Depicts Human Beings Being Devoured Alive by Various Monsters and Beasts Including Two Very Hungry Lions (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 13, 2015)

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A Marble Statue of the Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus Found at the Entrance of Mount Vernon Cemetery on the Grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church on Worcester Street in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 26, 2017)

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A Long-Necked Gargoyle (One of Eight That Went Missing From the Former Chestnut Street Congregational Church Almost a Decade Ago But Were Recently Returned to Worcester) Protrudes from the Back of the Preservation Worcester Float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Along Park Avenue Last Sunday (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 17, 2017)

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A Stone Sculpture of an Angel Holding a Shield to His Chest (on Which a Sword and a Giant Key Cross Each Other to Form an X) Seen High on the Exterior of the Rectory of the Cathedral of Saint Paul on Chatham Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 14, 2018) 

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A Couple of Stone Gargoyles Seen Jutting Out From Near the Top of Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 27, 2018)