Wendy Cadge's Boston's Hidden Sacred Spaces is a guide to small places of worship you might not know exist.
My compliments to the creators and photographers. There's some great shots and interesting background. I've always wondered about the Logan chapel. A bunch of the places photographed are not even open to the public.
Worthy of a bookmark, for sure.
The chapel at Logan is great if you need some peace and quiet. I’m an atheist but I’ve spent time in the chapel just chilling out.
... is also very quiet and peaceful.
The MGH one is gorgeous. It feels like truly sacred space, not like some of them that feel like kind of an afterthought/converted supply closet.
lovely little website!
shame that the MIT Chapel status is "Update - Due to the ongoing pandemic, public visitation is suspended indefinitely."
I see lots of "due to the pandemic" justifications continuing lately. And since MIT owns and controls more than half my neighborhood it would be nice if they let us peasants in the chapel.
a lot of that is "due to the pandemic, we haven't been able to get the staff levels we would need in order to keep this place clean and staffed.
It's a little upsetting to me to see the clearly Jewish space at Beth Israel with Christian artwork on the wall.
It is now an interfaith space and has communion wafers and prayer rugs as well. I love when people create spaces that affirm as many faiths as possible.
A religious Jew
Interfaith spaces have their place.
But in this case, it used to be a Jewish space (and hospital) and now it isn’t.
And having the Christian art makes it unusable for Orthodox Jews and Muslims. I’d prefer if an interfaith space didn’t have any imagery explicitly linked to one religion, or that makes it unusable by anyone.
It's nice to hear that the ark from Congregation Tifereth Israel in Revere, which closed in 2016, has a new home, at Center Communities of Brookline.
inside the walls of my building, accessible only through a hole in the sheetrock in my laundry closet. I have seen some very devout mice coming and going.
I adore this space. Every time I am at my nephrologist, I stop by here and give thanks to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at BIDMC who helped me through a particularly awful time over five years ago.
and a lot of suburbanites used to go there on Sundays. Before Summer St was divided and when there was bars and businesses on the opposite side with curb side parking, people would park in both directions down the middle of the street and double park at the curbs.
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