The place where God lives

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Ephesians 2: 17-22, NIV 

Jesus  came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 
 
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 
 
In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 
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San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas

 

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
 

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a large ornate church, San Fernando cathedral
a large ornate church, San Fernando cathedral
SIGN-RELIC CROSS OF THE APOSTOLATE
RELIC CROSS OF THE APOSTOLATE

 
 

SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL -SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

photographed by Dr. Aletha

 
 
 “San Fernando Cathedral was founded on March 9, 1731 by a group of 15 families who came from the Canary Islands at the invitation of King Phillip V of Spain and is the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in the State of Texas.
 
This church was planned to be at the center of the life of this city. The Cathedral building has the added distinction of being the oldest standing church building in Texas, and for all of its more than 281 years, has been serving the people of the Archdiocese and San Antonio.
 
San Fernando has become more than the geographic center; it has become an ecumenical, cultural, civic, and service center of unity and harmony for all the God-loving people of San Antonio and beyond. San Fernando serves as a refuge for many of the poor in this area who come for help and trust their needs will be met. “
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a chance to visit San Antonio, be sure and see this beautiful historic church.

 

while you’re here, consider this post which also features this historic church and offers guidelines for churches to keep their worshipers safe from COVID-19
brick church with cross on the peaked roof and blue stained glass windows

How can we safely worship at church in a pandemic?

Many types of gatherings are important for civic and economic well-being; religious worship has particularly profound significance to communities and individuals, including as a right protected by the First Amendment.

 

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FAITH LOVE HOPE- words created with letter tiles
These three remain, faith, hope and love, and greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wordless Wednesday- Create With Joy
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Psalm 34 in Weekend Words-IV

Psalm 34

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to blot out their name from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

adobe type church
El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico

 

Please visit these related posts from my Tuesday Travels series –

 Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico

Madrid, New Mexico

 

 

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