Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tabernacle is Ready to Ship

The new Tabernacle for the Chapel of Saint John's is ready to ship from Carrara, Italy and should be in place in time for Christmas.  Here are some of the last pictures....It takes about 4 weeks to get here and just under a week to install.

These are the steps leading up to the tabernacle, made of the same marble as our sanctuary floor.

The tabernacle itself is mounted on a platform with four columns.  Still awaiting its gold leafed door, this replica of the Tempietto is now complete with rails, niches and other architectural elements.

Here's the mosaic trim for the  lower portion of the tabernacle shelf.  It is a reproduction of a Cosmatesque mosaic pattern found in Saint John Lateran in Rome.