Friday, April 23, 2010

Maryknoll Architecture in the North of Korea

Peter Kim of Totus Tuus posts the above pictures and many more with much information from the time before this peninsula was divided — Catholic Churches in Apostolic Vicariate of Pyonyang (current North Korea). The churches pictures above seem to date from the same era as these built in California — Maryknoll Architecture. (By way of comparison, here's a newer church not far from where I live that has an inculturated "outterior" (as they say in Korea) and tabernacle — 천주교상주 화령성당.)

For more on the life of the Faith in those times, see these posts from Mr. Kim — Catholic Nuns in Korea, a Century Ago and Separate Seats for Men and Women in the Catholic Church in Korea.

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Anonymous mcmlxix said...

Are there then hree lungs (at least aesthetically) through which we can breath...west, east, and far east?

The architecture shown here is great. I wish I could peek inside. Though the example at 천주교상주 화령성당 is too contemporary to compare.

2:15 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Sadly, I imagine those beautiful churches are now in rubble.

5:40 PM  

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