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God is in the detail

Promotional image for the Liturgical Architecture and Art Symposium'God is in the Detail: Making Architecture and Art for Catholic Worship' - a Symposium
Melbourne Campus Wednesday 11 February - Friday 13 February 2015

The National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board and Australian Catholic University are pleased to announce a symposium on the process of church design. The symposium is intended for architects, artists, liturgists, clergy, church design consultants, theologians, academics, researchers, diocesan property officers, architecture and theology students, and all who are interested in church design today.

Inspired by the injunction of Vatican Council II that, "... when churches are to be built, let great care be taken that they be suitable for the celebration of liturgical services and for the active participation of the faithful", the symposium aims to facilitate conversation about the essential relationship between liturgy and architecture in designing new churches and redesigning existing churches.

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The symposium welcomes as keynote speakers the architect and liturgist who were instrumental in the design and inauguration of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California: Mr Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in San Francisco and Rev Dr Paul Minnihan of the Diocese of Oakland. The Cathedral of Christ the Light is one of the great contemporary works of sacred architecture, bringing together tradition and innovation. Designed for the liturgy, the Cathedral of Christ the Light will be a key focus and point of reference during the symposium.

Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California
Designed by one of the event's keynote speakers:
Mr Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in San Francisco.
© Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Cesar Rubio, 2015. All rights reserved.

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