Christ Church Cathedral: An Open Door, Open Heart, Open Mind

Christ Church Cathedral: An Open Door, Open Heart, Open Mind
... and Burrard Streets,  dwarfed beside the surrounding glass sky-scrapers, is one of Vancouver’s most charming heritage buildings:  The Christ Church Cathedral.  This stone-built Gothic Revival Church was built in 1889 on property purchased from Canadian Pacific Railway.  It was originally nicknamed “The Root House” because at first only the lower part of the Church was built and services were held in it.  But on July 28, 1894 the corner stone was laid and the Church building...
November 9th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Church, community, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, History & Information, music, The Arts

Saint Giles Vaulted Ceiling – Restored

Saint Giles Vaulted Ceiling – Restored
St. Giles Cathedral is one of Edinburgh’s most glorious Churches.  It’s magnificent vaulted ceiling has been shrouded by scaffolding for restorations - but the works have finished: Stunning, isn’t it?  Absolutely wonderful.  The best part?  It’s absolutely free.  You can visit St. Giles, midway along the Royal Mile, free of charge.  Be sure to sit and admire the refreshed ceiling, then go and explore the Thistle Chapel in the southeast corner – it’s brilliant....
October 14th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
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Review: Mesa de Frades – One of the Best Fado Restaurants in Lisbon

Mesa de Frades is considered one of the top Fado Houses in Lisbon by some of the best Fado singers. This restaurant is placed in Alfama, the fado neighbourhood, and serves traditional Portuguese dishes and features some of the best fado, old and modern. Among Alfama’s small streets and alleys, on the top of the stairs, just coming off Rua dos Remédios (map), you arrive at the old chapel from Quinta da Dona Rosa. Converted into a small restaurant, the white painted walls still show beautiful tiles...
September 23rd, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, chapel, Church, concert, culture, fado, Family Friendly, music, nostalgia, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, The Arts

Exploring Rizal: Churches and the Santacrusan

If you’re in the country looking to do a religious pilgrimage, then Rizal is the place to do so. On our trip, we pack in a whole lot of historic Churches namely: Antipolo Cathedral, Baras Church, Morong Church and Tanay Church. My favorite was Baras Church which was built by the Franciscans in the 1680s. It was renovated during the 1960s but it still has an old-world because it used the original stones and tiles. Sparsely decorated and dimly lit, it’s like stepping into a sacred cavern. Baras...
June 8th, 2009 | themanilaguide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Antipolo, Attractions, Baras, Church, Events, Family Friendly, Morong, Rizal, Santacrusan, Tanay

The Hunt for Easter Eggs

... to a private event, there’s still time to join one of the open-to-the-public hunts. Bring a basket or a bag, just in case. In Irvine, Mariners Church is presenting free egg hunts for children up to 10 years of age at 3 PM and 7 PM. And between 2 PM and 8 PM there will be crafts, face painting, and other activities. Mariners Church 5001 Newport Coast Dr., Irvine 92603 Phone: (949) 854-7600 Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the L.A. Zoo doesn’t feature an egg hunt but live bunnies will...
April 11th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: children, Church, Easter, Events, Family Friendly, zoo

The President’s Church in Washington, DC

Every sitting U.S. president since President James Madison has sat at least once in Pew 54 at St. John’s Church on the north side of Lafayette Square, opposite the White House. The small, and easily recognizable yellow Episcopal Church is known as the “Church of the Presidents,’ since so many Presidents have attended a service there. After Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison, each regularly attended the Church.  Each...
March 13th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Concert for Charity at the Bacilica

... shrines.  Christmas Concert for Charity   National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave., NE – Upper Church Washington, DC (map it) 202-526-8300 Date and Time – Friday, December 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m., but plan to arrive early to ensure getting a seat. Admission - Free, but donations are appreciated.  Proceeds support healthcare for low-income DC residents through Providence Hospital’s Perry Family Health Center. Nearest Metro Subway...
November 29th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Church, Events, Family Friendly, Freebies - Free or No Cost, music, Washington DC