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Saturday, June 22, 2013

First English Lutheran church

Located on historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia is this beautiful stone church .      (update)   Several comments as to the doors painted red, I have seen Catholic, Presbyterian ,  Methodist and others painted red.    We are entering through the blood of Jesus Christ.   A sign of the holy spirit.   Red doors date back centuries I have read .  Not many have them because of architecture as some have the heavy glass doors now but I think it's a great color with a powerful message, paint them all red.

A small number of German Lutherans gathered in Richmond to found St. Marks Lutheran Church in the year of 1869.
 At that time two other Lutheran congregations were in the city worshiping in the German language.
Members in 1876 of the fledging congregation changed their name to First English to show that they were committed to ministry in language of this country. 
New church was built at Stuart circle on Monument avenue in 1911.

 I am sharing with Inspired Sunday


  1. awesome!! that looks like a castle. so great. ( :

  2. It's so pretty. I thought it was an Episcopal church at first with those red doors.

    Thanks for sharing this week at Inspired Sunday!!

  3. I would have guessed the same as Sally, had I only seen the photos. I've always loved the symbolism of the red doors of the Episcopal church. Not surprising that other churches would want red doors as well. Beautiful old building, built to the glory of God.

  4. A wonderful church - looks a bit british!


  5. Beautiful structure...I agee all the church doors should be painted red!

  6. I didn't know that about the red doors!

  7. It's an elegant church. I like the idea of red doors.
    A fine post.

  8. That is such a gorgeous church! Thanks for sharing it! Twyla

  9. This is my home church and I love the background on the red doors! And thank you for the great photos! You really captured the beauty of our building. Glory be to God!

  10. This is my home church! I love the background about the red doors and your wonderful photos captured the beauty of our beloved building.

    1. Thank you for your compliment and a beautiful church it is. I would like to attend a service sometime.


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