Religious Sites in Chicago

Religious Sites in Chicago, IL

Religious Sites in Chicago

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  • Irina
    United States9,939 contributions
    Holy Name Cathedral, built in 1874, is one of the most prominent cathedrals in Chicago, not only because it is the seat of the Archdiocese, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US, but also due to the architectural grandeur of the cathedral.

    Visiting Holy Name Cathedral in the hype of the holiday season was breaking away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of the city, and finding myself in the peaceful serenity of the place of worship.

    The cathedral, designed in the Gothic Revival style by the architect Patrick Keely et al, is beautiful. Everything from the tall, 210 ft spire, the west front rose window, the massive, bronze front door to the stunning, ornate interior, colorful stained glass windows, the beautiful nave, the chancel, the powerful columns, the aisles, the memorable and unique Resurrection Crucifix, the Stations of the Cross, the 70 ft high, stunning ceiling of the cathedral ... -- everything overpowers you with a sense of timelessness and eternal beauty.

    The place of worship. The grand architectural creation.

    Holy Name Cathedral is located in the city center. In fact, it is just a short walking distance from the Magnificent Mile.
    Written 16 December 2021
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,820 contributions
    Was on the bus tour when I decided to get off and walk along the Magnificent Mile. I saw the lovely architecture of the church and decided to cross the street to get a closer look. The church has been around since 1914 and has a lot of its original interior and exterior. And the architect of the church was Ralph Adams Cram, America’s leading Gothic revival architect. It is a pairing of English and French Gothic styles. Another architect designed the parish buildings surrounding an inner courtyard in a Tudor style - Howard Van Doren Shaw. There was a concert when I went in and it was lovely to sit in the pews and listen to the talented musicians. The carvings were exquisite as were the stained glass windows. The chandeliers hanging overhead cast a soft warm glow over the seats. They were not necessary at that time of day since the windows let in a good amount of light. It was nice to wander in the inner courtyard. A quiet space in the middle of the bustling city block.
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • Karen C
    St. John's, Canada3,016 contributions
    I enjoy visiting churches on my trips. This one was just begging to be visited because it is a skyscraper church.
    The church is on the ground floor and is quite modest but the steeple is on top of the skyscraper.
    I missed the tour of the sky chapel - next time!
    Written 17 April 2019
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  • Susan K
    Dayton, OH252 contributions
    This is a huge beautiful Catholic Church where we attended a beautiful mass. Many dressed in authentic homeland costumes wonderful celebration in a stunningly ornate church All liturgy and songs in Polish. After mass was a welcoming group cooking authentic polish foods and sharing all with us. Thank you and many blessings 🙏
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • RobertMB1506
    Chicago, IL127 contributions
    Compact, modern synagogue located in the center of downtown Chicago. Try to visit in the morning on a sunny day, when the sun shines through the colorful stained glass windows. You might have to phone in advance to be sure the building will be open to public visits.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • nancylee54
    Dixon, IL214 contributions
    Attended the Moody conference and was not disappointed. Each evening there was wonderful praise music and a great speaker.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • polkadotpilgrim
    Colorado Springs, CO65 contributions
    This Basilica is truly beautiful and very peaceful!I really enjoyed my visit here that I did as part of a personal Chicago pilgrimage.I would highly recommend to anyone desiring peace in this crazy world!
    Written 24 February 2018
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  • Anurag Saurabh
    Stillwater, MN994 contributions
    This Temple is really very beautiful and for must visit. So clean and spiritual and lots of space for many occasions. We really liked the food and ice cream. Rajbhog flavor ice cream was so delicious and had 2-3 times. In temple premises so many water fountains and beautiful flowers. They have 2-3 Peacock and they were dancing when we went there. First time saw White peacock.
    Written 5 March 2018
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  • carol e
    Martinsville, IN7 contributions
    Beautiful Catholic Church. Congregation and Priest were warm and welcoming to visitors for Sunday Mass.
    Written 20 June 2018
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  • Susan K
    Jinan, China43 contributions
    St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was built in the 19th century and is an exquisite example of ecclesiastical architecture. The interior is amazingly beautiful. I visited during the Christmas season and the decorations added to the already gorgeous art and beauty. I've visited Poland and with the icons, majestic altar and art I felt like I was back there.

    The service was traditional in that the priest mainly faced way from the congregation like the did in pre-Vatican II days. Many took communion kneeling, but according to the bulletin, it's up to each person to kneel or stand, take communion on the tongue or in the hand.

    There are seven masses on Sunday and daily mass is at 7pm, M-F. The building is open 24 hours a day.
    Written 1 January 2019
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  • Foodsthatsright
    Chicago, IL156 contributions
    If you are looking for a Catholic church in Chicago, this one is a great choice! The very welcoming parish located in the Lakeview neighborhood (near Wrigley), offers free parking. It is a beautiful church with a warm parish community. It is near restaurants so you can enjoy breakfast after Mass.
    Written 13 June 2018
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  • jjhdk
    North Yorkshire, UK11 contributions
    I always try to attend the Sunday Service whenever I can for lovely worship and thought provoking sermons... a true haven on earth
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Annaline
    Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
    Beautiful stain glass windows inside. A lot of bold colors and nice ceiling vaults and arches. Very impressive.
    Written 16 October 2017
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  • BenLar137
    Calgary, Canada13,962 contributions
    We were going through some of the south Chicago neighbourhoods and stopped by this beautiful synagogue. It's a very wonderful-looking building, and unfortunately we weren't able to see the inside. We did notice there were barricades across the street, and found out that Barack and Michelle Obama have their Chicago home here! Talk about a two-for-one attraction!
    Written 16 November 2018
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  • crunch6
    Northbrook, IL627 contributions
    There is so much to learn here and the members are so passionate about sharing information about this temple that has been here since the Japanese concentration camps in the USA opened in the 40's. Make sure to see the silent room and the hand-carved altar. Thank you for opening at Open House Chicago!
    Written 20 October 2019
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