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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Shrine Mont ......

The Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration and conference center for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, consecrated in 1925.    
    From the mountain that surrounds it each one  of it's stones was pulled by horse or rolled by local people.   Built by Rev. Lee Woodward in 1924 and 1925, after serving as a medical missionary to China ,  he retired here to Orkney Springs.. 
A dug out stone used by the Indians to grind corn is the baptismal font. 

inside and dark

this was taken in October of the year

Baptismal font

I am sharing with Inspired Sunday


  1. It appears as if Rev. Woodward had an artistic streak, what an amazing place.

  2. gorgeous stone work - amazing details. great find to share. ( :

  3. What a fine "repurposing" of the stone mill into a baptismal font!

    «Louis» posted one of the California missions founded in the 18th century by Franciscan monks.

  4. Interesting. And it looks really peaceful.


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