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Post Vatican II Church Architecture and Art in Western Oregon

Images of Church architecture and art showing reforms inspired by documents of the Second Vatican Council. Images of reforms include: placement of the altar, moved closer to, with priest facing, parishioners; placement of Baptismal font at the entrance of the church, and larger in size to accommodate immersion; Reconciliation rooms (replacing small confessionals); incorporation of sacred art and architectural glass created by local artists; new placement of the tabernacle and the ambo; removal of altar rails. Several images of floor plans are included to show resulting changes.

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