Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Concentric is the word for the day

The Church of the Holy Sacrifice, in the University of the Philippines, is recognized as a National Historical Landmark by our National Historical Institute and a Cultural Treasure by our National Museum. Known for its concentric structure (a structure having a common center, in this case, the altar, above which hangs the Crucifix), the Church was designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, who collaborated with 5 other artists for the project. For some time, churchgoers would gather around the altar, kneel down and wait while the priest goes around distributing communion. Now the churchgoers line up along the aisles, like in other standard Churches.

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