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This design has been dubbed the tulip pulpit since it kind of resembles the flower …

This was where the priests originally held their sermons and homilies.

Pulpits are quite common in old churches here in the Philippines, but are seldom, or not used, anymore. It is now more convenient that the priest stay in front and utilize the microphone and speakers.
Modern day conveniences, huh?! :)

St. Gregory the Great Church is located at Indang, Cavite, and is said to have been completed before 1710.

38 shared thoughts:

Heart of Rachel at: Sat Mar 10, 09:31:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Hi Maiylah. Oh, such a beautiful and intricate design. I've never been to that church before. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the visit earlier.

Take care!

Jose at: Sat Mar 10, 09:36:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Old churches in Mexico had a pulpit and I acutually saw it utilized. But sadly you are right now everything is done from the altar. At least they made them go back to gold instead of glass cups.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) at: Sat Mar 10, 09:40:00 AM GMT+8 said...

it is lovely. wonderful choice!

smiles, bee

PowersTwinB at: Sat Mar 10, 09:51:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Wow! I never knew those were pulpits for the sermons/Gosples! Just breathtaking! My photo is up, please come and visit

Ma at: Sat Mar 10, 10:00:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That is absolutely stunning and breathtaking. What a gorgeous design!

Mine's up too.
Here

Claire at: Sat Mar 10, 10:03:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That is a lovely ornate church.
I should of posted the nearest church to me, some of that building is a 1000 years old.
Thanks for visiting me!

meeyauw at: Sat Mar 10, 10:14:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That is lovely. The ornateness of churches takes my breath away at times. It is such an old church; I would've guess mid-1800s. Not that I know anything! Thank you for the photo!

maiylah at: Sat Mar 10, 10:38:00 AM GMT+8 said...

rachel, jose, empress, becci, ma, claire, and meeyauw:
thank you so much for dropping by, too!
enjoyed visiting your posts for this theme! :)

Barbara H. at: Sat Mar 10, 10:55:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Gorgeous! I love the intricacy.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Michelle at: Sat Mar 10, 12:34:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Oh that is so beautiful! You could spend the whole sermon looking at all the detail and still not see it all! My photo is up!

FRIDAY'S CHILD at: Sat Mar 10, 12:50:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the visit.

Gattina at: Sat Mar 10, 01:56:00 PM GMT+8 said...

It seems that there are a lot of churches in the Philippines. That's christianity, first the invaders killed the people and then they built churches. God would forgive.

Lulu at: Sat Mar 10, 02:26:00 PM GMT+8 said...

What a beautiful church. I would love to visit. Thanks for visiting my site, and thanks for sharing your photo!

Chateau at: Sat Mar 10, 02:31:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow, your photo is very nice! I love the architecture of old churches, and we have a lot of them in our country.
Have a great weekend and thanks for the visit!
I'm loving your photo blog, btw.

eija at: Sat Mar 10, 03:13:00 PM GMT+8 said...

It never ceases to amaze me how they managed to build the old massive buildings back in the old days - with those less that decent equipment of that day. And all the decorations on top of it - I think they sure didn't care how long it took!

Thanks for stopping by :)

srp at: Sat Mar 10, 03:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I just love the ornate look to the plasterwork in the old cathedrals. In Europe they have a lot of these pulpits and even in the Bruton's Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. This small church is where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech... Give me liberty, or give me death.

A. at: Sat Mar 10, 03:54:00 PM GMT+8 said...

That is really superb! It's a wonderful picture and I love old churches.

Thanks for visiting!

LarryJH at: Sat Mar 10, 04:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

that's a wondrous picture -- such beauty in churches I think. Thanks for stopping by my blog www.larryhnetka.com

Lazy Daisy at: Sat Mar 10, 08:19:00 PM GMT+8 said...

What a beautiful church. The pulpit is gorgeous. Too bad it's not used anymore. Very impressive. Thanks for the history lesson too!

Beckie at: Sat Mar 10, 08:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that. I haven't been in but two Catholic churches in the States.

Wonderful photography! Thanks for visiting.

Kris at: Sat Mar 10, 09:02:00 PM GMT+8 said...

love the intricate details, maiylah! such a feast to the eyes :)

Me at: Sat Mar 10, 09:06:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Very ornate....I am from a different religious background and I always found those suspended pulpits strange - but seeing the tradition of it actual gives it a place and I don't mind now. Thanks.

Smalltown RN at: Sat Mar 10, 09:45:00 PM GMT+8 said...

wow....now that is some pulpit!

that is really cool.

Happy hunting!

Sarah at: Sat Mar 10, 09:55:00 PM GMT+8 said...

What a beautiful looking church, we don't use the pulpit in our church anymore either.

YellowRose at: Sat Mar 10, 10:09:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow, that's really something! Very fancy! Pretty picture!

Happy Saturday!

Roman at: Sat Mar 10, 10:14:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Extremely beautiful. The detail is beyond incredible.
Great choice.
:)

H/H
Happy Hunting

Expat Traveler at: Sun Mar 11, 12:15:00 AM GMT+8 said...

how beautiful, I love what you've done with it! A great one for architecture!

Linda at: Sun Mar 11, 12:40:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Well, even if your mind was wandering during the church service here you'd have something great to look at! That is some amazing detail!

Heidi at: Sun Mar 11, 02:48:00 AM GMT+8 said...

This photo is WONDERFUL! I love it! What a great church!

Lisa Renee at: Sun Mar 11, 03:23:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That is an amazing photo, thank you for sharing and thanks for stopping by and visiting me.

:-)

Jamie at: Sun Mar 11, 04:07:00 AM GMT+8 said...

These old churches with the "floating" pulpits express a wonderful idea of the message from "on high". I sometimes think modern religious forms lose a lot by bringing everything down to the human level.

Kimberly at: Sun Mar 11, 07:40:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Totally off-topic: I've just finished reading No Logo by Naomi Klein. She visits Cavite to see the garment factories there and discusses how, back in 1997, they were starting to become unionized. I'm curious - have things gotten better for the workers there? Or have the factories just moved elsewhere?

Rose DesRochers at: Sun Mar 11, 08:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I absolutely love the design. So beautiful!

Rose
http://rosedesrochers.com

maiylah at: Sun Mar 11, 09:35:00 AM GMT+8 said...

gattina:
yes, ironic, isn't it? ... and after being under the "Christians" for around 300 or so years, they still didn't manage to convince all of the inhabitants to convert. lol ... ;P

kimberly:
hmmmm ... i really am not so sure, but there are still lots of factories in cavite. business there doesn't seem to be dwindling... :)

thanks you all, for dropping by ...
appreciate it much! :)

Imma ( Alice) at: Sun Mar 11, 12:41:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Magnificent!! What incredible beauty. They sure don't make them like they used to. It is so awesome to see architecture from all over the world like this.

I have a post up too.

Desert Diva at: Mon Mar 12, 11:47:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The design of the the old church is lovely. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Mrs Lifecruiser at: Mon Mar 12, 08:01:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow! Magnificent! Everything looks gorgeous! What a celing! *whistles admiring*

Viamarie at: Mon Mar 12, 08:43:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Thanks for your visit. I've been to this one during our Bisita Iglesia a year ago and I too loved the way this pulpit was designed.

Happy Monday!

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