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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

St. Paul's First Lutheran in the NoHo Transfiguration Window

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - NoHo Historic District - 2008 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - Photo by Gerald Fecht

For years I been walking by the handsome St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in the NoHo Historic District, and looking at the stained glass windows from the outside. Today, at the invitation of Joyce Rizzo, the Church's secretary, my colleagues Gary Fredburg, Shel Weisbach and I got to see some of the San Fernando Valley's most important ecclesiastic art - inside. Being inside of the darkened sanctuary must be like being inside of a ruby tiara.
This spectacular triptych window of the Transfiguration of Jesus is simply awesome! With the bright afternoon sun behind, the window makes the story of Jesus being lifted up before his apostles, and greeted by the prophets Moses and Elijah come alive.

Walk the NoHo Historic District, and fall in love with the San Fernando Valley all over again.

Saint Paul's First Lutheran Church is located in the heart of the NoHo Historic District
5244 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
tel: (818) 761-1846

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