Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Eostre

To the pagans of Pasadena, if you love Easter Bunnies and eggs, I recommend the goddess of the week post from Finnegan Begin Again. We always get humor at Margaret's blog, and quite often we get goddesses. Finnegan's an expert.

To those of you who'll be attending church today, I hope the services bring you joy enough to share. And don't be thinking I've never been in a church. I have, as recently as last weekend, when I took this picture inside the Community Church at Holliston. This was the location for the lecture that kicked off the Pasadena Heritage Before the Bungalow home tour.

Though I know next to nothing about the services or beliefs held at the Community Church at Holliston (Yelp reviews here), I do know it's a remarkable church because it wasn't always at Holliston. Built in 1900 and one of Pasadena's oldest churches, the building was moved piece by piece in 1923 and rebuilt at its current location.

Memory does not serve me, and neither does the web. If you know where the church was moved from, let us hear from you.

Anyway, it's a roomy sanctuary and you've gotta love those windows, not to mention the Yelp reviews. If that doesn't work for you, there's always Eostre.

21 comments:

Dina said...

Yep, the windows and the story of the church moving are reason enough to go in.
I have been having church the last few days with delightful Pope Francesco, via http://www.vatican.va/video/index.html
He said that we should be open to newness (even if that new something will change our life suddenly) and "God always succeeds in surprising us!"

Shalom and happy Easter, Pesach, or whatever to you, Petrea, and to all your followers.

Margaret said...

Happy Easter. Or Eostre. Or Jelly Beans.

Meghan said...

Beautiful stained glass.

Petrea Burchard said...

Dina, it sounds like the new pope has a good attitude!

Absolutely, Margaret.

Welcome, Meghan!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks to Betsy for sending us this link: http://bit.ly/13J05g6
From this it sounds like not all of the original stones made it to Holliston; some ended up in the Lake Avenue Methodist Church.

Book Dragon said...

Happy Chocolate Bunny Day!

I usually say Happy Easter but the chocolate seemed to fit. Either that I'm hungry :-)

love the windows!

TheChieftess said...

I've O D'd on jelly beans....now working on that Chocolate Easter Egg...
Happy Easter all!!! That church is beautiful...what an interesting history!!!

Bellis said...

Lovely Judson Studio stained glass. Their early work has mellowed so well. Thanks for the link, Betsy, and Happy Easter from cold London. Watched the Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race on the Thames and Oxford won.

Petrea Burchard said...

You all are making me want sweets, but no, I've just been on a long walk and I'm not going to ruin the benefits.

Bellis, I should have known it was Judson Studios glass. The Studio still exists and their work is still superb. http://judsonstudios.com/

Katie said...

Lovely windows. I like all the different shades of green. Thanks for the link to Judson Studios -- they do beautiful mosaics too!

Virginia said...

Lovely windows indeed. These long rectangular windows are unusual, at least they are to me. Nice light too P. WEll done.

V

Sid Gally said...

The Methodist Church was at the southeast corner of Colorado and Marengo. They did build a new mission style church at Lake and Colorado. I think the Holliston stones were moved from the church at Marengo.

Petrea Burchard said...

Katie, Judson is one of those things people brag about around here. ("The glass is by Judson Studios," "Our house is Greene & Greene," "Our fireplace has Batchelder tile.") The work of early 20th century artisans is still sought-after.

They seem so, don't they, Virginia? I'm no expert but the row of tall, slim windows is something I don't remember seeing elsewhere.

Sid, thank you, your contributions are always more than welcome and usually more than what I knew!

Susan Campisi said...

Oh, yes, those are beautiful windows. I just explored the Judson Studios website. Their work is so eclectic! All of it wonderful.

LONDONLULU said...

Those windows would easily tempt me inside - gorgeously captured! Also, the first I've heard of Eostre - thanks for the Wiki-lesson.

Ann Erdman said...

Beautiful photo, Petrea. I've passed that church innumerable times but have never been inside. I hope stained glass is not becoming a lost art in our modern age.

Ms M said...

Glorious windows! I love stained glass.

Ms M said...

And Happy Eostre to you and yours...

Petrea Burchard said...

I feel better, knowing I'm not the only one who hasn't visited this church before.

Laura Monteros said...

If this is Holliston Methodist on Colorado & Holliston (and not the church on Washington & Holliston, which is just north of Bungalow Heaven), it was indeed moved from Marengo & Colorado to Holliston. It lost its tower in the '72 quake, I believe, and never rebuilt it.

Linda said...

Beautiful windows!