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Friday, May 22, 2015

Red doors/

Going through Crawfordsville, I finally got to grab some quick shots of these doors...the above were on the side,
and these were out front.  I don't know what church this was....I only had eyes for the doors.

13 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Red doors on a church? Unusual but why not?

Ginny said...

Pretty! Probably a Presbyterian church, they paint their doors red. It has a meaning, something like sanctuary or welcome.

Tom said...

You are a tease Rose! Great doors, but I want to see more please. Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

I like the red doors, they really pop! Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Deb said...

I agree with Ginny. Presbyterian. They have a burning bush as their logo, so to speak.

Mildred said...

Beautiful doors and interesting to read what Ginny wrote in her comment. Great photos, Rose.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Sandra said...

the doors do call out look at me, maybe that is why they are red, to make people want to walk through them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the stained glass above the doors too.

TexWisGirl said...

i would have said episcopalian. they're known for red doors, too. i copied this off the net as to why:

In the earlier days of the church it was understood that a soldier could not pursue an enemy that had entered through the red doors of a church. The red doors were a symbol of refuge and sanctuary for all people who entered. To all concerned the red on the doors signified the blood of Christ that had been shed so that all who came to him could be saved. Anyone who passed through those doors was safe as long as they stayed behind them.

Over time, Christian people began to see the red doors of the church as symbolizing not only physical refuge and safety, but spiritual refuge as well. The blood of Jesus, and of the Church's martyrs, that the red doors of the church symbolized, would protect you from evil, both physical and spiritual. The red doors spoke to the world of holy ground that existed inside those doors, space that had been purged and made clean by God's Holy Spirit. Today people choose to paint their church doors red for many of the same reasons that churches did centuries ago

don said...

I can see why the doors caught your complete attention. They look very good.

NC Sue said...

The doors are eye-catching, aren't they?
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Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Well, I learned more about red doors today than in the past 80 years! Nice photos, too!

Stephanie said...

Interesting info on the red doors. Love how you captured them.

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