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The Red Door

                                        Why do so many churches have red doors?

 

photoblog image Thanksgiving 2018 46 B.jpg

 

John C. has once again come through and gotten us back online - 

So sorry for our absence this week... we just couldn't get onto ShutterChance!

Thanks for continuing to visit!   :-)

 

The Red Door

                                        Why do so many churches have red doors?

 

photoblog image Thanksgiving 2018 46 B.jpg

 

John C. has once again come through and gotten us back online - 

So sorry for our absence this week... we just couldn't get onto ShutterChance!

Thanks for continuing to visit!   :-)

 

comments (17)

That portal is wonderful, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I thought so, too!
Belle entrée avec cette porte rouge. Le balcon de la deuxième photo est magnifique.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Martine!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Dec 2018, 02:11
they are a reminder of sacrificial blood


so beautifully framed and photographed
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Really?! I figured there was some significance... now I know - thank you, Sherri!
Two super shots Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mr. Croston!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2018, 03:06
Really like the composition in first shot. Nice foreground, midground, and framing...as for the red door....imho, a great idea. Easier to find? It is beautiful. The second image has lovely leading lines...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Bonnie!!
Sherri said it's a reminder of sacrificial blood. I can't argue that - as I had no idea!
nice shot, Elizabeth.
That red door makes it just fabulous.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Rob!
Good question, Elizabeth. So I asked Suri and she had so many answers: Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ...is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. It's also a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that some have made for their faith. Traditionally red doors indicate a place of refuge and safety where one cannot be captured or harmed.

(sigh)
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ginnie! Very good information and I'm so glad to know! No doubt you know about the 24/7 church service being held to protect the Armenian refugees? Wonderful!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Dec 2018, 06:37
I never saw a red door at churches, but Ginnie's explanation is convincible. The church looks rather like a noble mansion house, but God should deserve such a fine building.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - Sherri mentioned that as well, so there must be something to it. Indeed, God does. However, I've always felt closer to God in nature - such miracles in our midst.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Dec 2018, 06:38
Ahhh.. I did not know there had been trouble again; I've had no issues getting on. Now I'm trying to think of churches I've seen with red doors...hmmmm, I'm sure there must be some but most are just plain wood of a very old age. I wonder if the church here has another entrance in case any churchgoers can't cope with the stairs?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We have quite a few.... if I think of it - I think almost all Episcopal churches I've seen have red doors. Ginnie wrote... Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ...is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. It's also a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that some have made for their faith. Traditionally red doors indicate a place of refuge and safety where one cannot be captured or harmed.
There was a door at street level on the side...
Chez nous aussi on voit de plus en plus de portes rouges , j'avais demandé à  un prêtre qui m'avait répondu que c'etait une decision de l'évêché...deux très belles prises de vues
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: thank you, Claudine - some information we've found indicate that the red represents the sacrificial blood of Christ... and is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. And apparently, traditionally red doors indicate a place of refuge and safety where one cannot be captured or harmed.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2018, 06:53
I can't answer the question about red doors. But I do like that long balcony below
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ginnie found this: Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ...is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. It's also a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that some have made for their faith. Traditionally red doors indicate a place of refuge and safety where one cannot be captured or harmed.

Thank you, Chris!
I didn't know they do. St Andrew's church in Droitwich is a vibrant blue.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I've noticed many of them... and thinking about it - a lot of them are Episcopalian.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Dec 2018, 08:14
Not a question that I have ever considered.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Perhaps I see more of them than you do for some reason... when I think about it, they're often Episcopalian.
  • Sam
  • France
  • 21 Dec 2018, 11:24
Not seen any in France but that doesn’t mean there is not any. I’ve had the same trouble this week with shutterchance could’nt get on line kept say server not found.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I've seen many - and when I think about it, many of them are Episcopalian.
Well, at least it's back up - John usually jumps right on it!
Those are very fine church doors. There still seems to be a few bugs in the SC system at the moment, by experience at work all the planning and testing before a big change still doesn't pick up all the possible bugs with a new setup.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - very nice, I think!
So true - Just today I was on the phone for 1/2 hour with a Zeiss technician trying to figure out what was going on with our newish retinal camera... He actually said they'd just as soon switch it out and give us a NEWER one - that's had the bugs worked out of it...
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 21 Dec 2018, 12:44
Such a grand entrance to the church with its staircase!! Beautiful iron work in the second photo as well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it lovely! All very Savannah! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Dec 2018, 12:25
Can't say I have seen many churches with red doors, but have seen one recently in Brussels.

I can't upload new pics since Thursday...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think they look nice... and some of the others have mentioned it represents the sacramental blood of Christ.

yeah - SC still has some problems- let John know so he can work on it!

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