1/19/2007

Transfiguration Church...new video

John Paget - see Paget Films - and I had the opportunity recently to visit Transfiguration Church. John shot four hours of video and has condensed some of the highlights in to this short two minute clip. I had the opportunity yesterday to share this video with Preservation Board members during their meeting. We also saw a longer piece that was shot by the Discovery Channel. First saw that video in 2005 and would love to get my hands on a copy. Was then that i learned for the first time that the bells were still in place. Ringing them is rather exciting...done it a few times.

Seems like people are just too casual, these days. On a personal and community level we avoid passionate commitment - the energy necessary to sustain structures like this. Our quest is for certainty and we avoid activity that requires faith. When we do this we kill beauty and things like this church become nothing more than a distant faded memory, dust. All rather tragic when you dwell on it and think about the treasures here that are now scattered...gone now, silent.
Make sure your speakers are on when you click play...

See also: Transfiguration Church archive...
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right on in your last paragraph.

No one wants to have any real stakes in anything or put forth the effort and faith to create something unique and our own. They then wonder why even with new cars, 3 flat screens, etc they still feel unfilled in life. You can not comsume your way to a fullfilling life.

fix buffalo said...

mj...

i know. nothing is sacred. we treat others, too like crap...

i stepped into the un-known a few years back and moved to a forgotten neighborhood.

comfort and fear rule our lives...we are dead. task is to live...have faith and embrace beauty...me thinks.

Anonymous said...

this makes me cry

BuffaloRox said...

Well done. Very moving.

Chris Hawley said...

I have faith this building can be salvaged, even against great odds.

Anonymous said...

A Diocese that jettisons majestic old churches is a Diocese on a journey characterized by neither faith nor grace.

fix buffalo said...

Anon,

Agree