The painting pattern is an Italian Renaissance design, found in the Santa Croce church in Florence, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is an Italian Renaissance design, found in the Santa Croce church in Florence,…

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi,…

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi,…

The bracket piscina pendant knob is found under the piscina of a church. It is a 16th century French design.

Bracket Piscina Pendant Knob

The bracket piscina pendant knob is found under the piscina of a church. It is a 16th century French…

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Petrograd. It was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated.

Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Petrograd

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Petrograd. It was built on the spot where Alexander II was…

The first church in Philadelphia.

First Church in Philadelphia

The first church in Philadelphia.

Pilgrims returning from church

Pilgrims

Pilgrims returning from church

The second longest-reigning elected Pope in Church history, serving from 1846 until his death in 1878. He defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

Pope Pius IX

The second longest-reigning elected Pope in Church history, serving from 1846 until his death in 1878.…

A plan of the church of Kalat–Seman in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The church is also known as St. Simon Stylites, Samaan, or San Simeon, consecrated in AD 476, and is considered to be one of the oldest remaining churches in the world.

Plan of Church of Kalat-Seman

A plan of the church of Kalat–Seman in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The church is also…

Site of First Church and Governor Bradford's House at Plymouth.

Plymouth

Site of First Church and Governor Bradford's House at Plymouth.

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which a member of the clergy delivers a sermon in a house of worship.

Pulpit

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which…

Early New England Puritan church.

Puritan Church

Early New England Puritan church.

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. Puritans felt that the English Reformation had not gone far enough, and that the Church of England was tolerant of practices which they associated with the Church of Rome. The word "Puritan" was originally an alternate term for "Cathar" and was a pejorative used to characterize them as extremists similar to the Cathari of France. The Puritans sometimes cooperated with presbyterians, who put forth a number of proposals for "further reformation" in order to keep the Church of England more closely in line with the Reformed Churches on the Continent.

Puritan Costumes

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

" Edward Bouverie, D.D., after whom the Tractarian movement in the Church of England became designated Puseyiam. (1800-1882)" -Marshall

Rev. Dr. Pusey

" Edward Bouverie, D.D., after whom the Tractarian movement in the Church of England became designated…

The cathedral of Puy is a roman catholic cathedral and a national monument of France, located in Le-Puy-en-Velay, France. Designed in a Romanesque style, It is a center pilgrimage site.

Cathedral of Puy

The cathedral of Puy is a roman catholic cathedral and a national monument of France, located in Le-Puy-en-Velay,…

An illustration of the reading of the decree in Vatican City on July 18th, 1870.

Reading of the Decree, July 18th

An illustration of the reading of the decree in Vatican City on July 18th, 1870.

Reynard the Fox tricking Kyward the hare into believing he could teach him how to be a good priest. But the fox wanted to eat the hare until Panther caught him.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking the Hare

Reynard the Fox tricking Kyward the hare into believing he could teach him how to be a good priest.…

The Cathedral of Rheims is also known as Notre-Dame de Rheims in French. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, located in Rheim, France. It was the site of where the Kings of France were once crowned. The Cathedral was completed during the end of the 13th century.

Cathedral of Rheims

The Cathedral of Rheims is also known as Notre-Dame de Rheims in French. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral,…

Archiepiscopal cathedral at Zara.

Romanesque cathedral

Archiepiscopal cathedral at Zara.

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen in Speyer, Germany, although it differs in some details. The original source <em>(Winston's Encyclopedia)</em> incorrectly identifies the structure as the "Cathedral of Worms."

Romanesque Church

Line drawing of a large Romanesque church. The illustration is similar to the Imperial Cathedral Basilica…

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

Salem Church

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

Salisbury Cathedral (From the Meadows), a painting by John Constable exhibited in 1831.

Salisbury Cathedral (From the Meadows)

Salisbury Cathedral (From the Meadows), a painting by John Constable exhibited in 1831.

"San Clemente is an excellent example of the primitive church. The side enterance generally used is in the Via S. Giovanni. The main enterance, in the Via S. Clemente, opens on to an atrium with a colonnade of Ionic columns." &mdash; Young, 1901

Interior of San Clemente

"San Clemente is an excellent example of the primitive church. The side enterance generally used is…

Tower of Sompting church, Essex. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Church Saxon Architecture

Tower of Sompting church, Essex. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture,…

Long and short work. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Long and Short Saxon Architecture

Long and short work. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period…

The sedilia in Southwell Minster, England. In church architecture, a sedile is a seat near the altar used by priests and deacons.

Sedilia

The sedilia in Southwell Minster, England. In church architecture, a sedile is a seat near the altar…

The decorated shaft is found in a church in Tournus, France. It is a design of geometrical networks.

Decorated Shaft

The decorated shaft is found in a church in Tournus, France. It is a design of geometrical networks.

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."&mdash;Aveling, 1891

Heraldic Shield

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."—Aveling, 1891

A small mountain town with a Church in the center.

Small Mountain Town

A small mountain town with a Church in the center.

The early Gothic spanrail panel is found in a stone church in England.

Early Gothic Spanrail Panel

The early Gothic spanrail panel is found in a stone church in England.

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple on the right.

Spinning Wheel

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple…

"1, Turret, St. Peter's Church, Oxford; 2, Turret, Rochester Cathedral; 3, St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham; 4, Bayeux Church, Normandy." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Spire

"1, Turret, St. Peter's Church, Oxford; 2, Turret, Rochester Cathedral; 3, St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham;…

The Gothic square panel is a 15th century design of tiles found in Bloxham church, England.

Gothic Square Panel

The Gothic square panel is a 15th century design of tiles found in Bloxham church, England.

The Renaissance square panel is an intarsia (wood inlaying) design found on the stalls of a church in Pavia, Italy.

Renaissance Square Panel

The Renaissance square panel is an intarsia (wood inlaying) design found on the stalls of a church in…

"St. Etienne, Caen." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

St. Etienne

"St. Etienne, Caen." —D'Anvers, 1895

St. John's Church in Hampton, Virginia.

St. John's Church

St. John's Church in Hampton, Virginia.

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, built in 1741 and giving its name to the Church Hill district. St. John's was formed from several earlier churches. It was the site of two important conventions in the period leading to the American Revolutionary War, and is most famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his closing speech at the Second Virginia Convention with the famous quotation "Give me liberty or give me death."

St. John's Church

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, built in 1741 and giving its name to the…

The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the cathedral of the church of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, containing the papal throne (Cathedra Romana), it ranks above all other churches in the Roman Catholic Church, even above St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

St. John's Church, Lateran Palace, Rome

The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the cathedral of…

The old Byzantine church, St. Martin's Church was the beloved church of the poor. It stood by the Cathedral of Cologne and represented the old Catholic city of the Rhine.

St. Martin's Church

The old Byzantine church, St. Martin's Church was the beloved church of the poor. It stood by the Cathedral…

St. Martin's was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent in the 6th Century before Augustine arrived from Rome. Queen Bertha was a Christian when she arrived in England with her Chaplain, Bishop Liudhard, and King Ethelbert, her husband.

St. Martin's Church, Canterbury

St. Martin's was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent in the 6th Century before Augustine arrived…

"This church occupies the site of a chapel built in the Roman period and standing at the time of the landing of the monk Augustine, in the year 597. Its walls show some of the Roman bricks of the original church."&mdash;Myers, 1905

St. Martin's Church, Canterbury

"This church occupies the site of a chapel built in the Roman period and standing at the time of the…

"St. Martins-in-the-fields." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

St. Martins-in-the-fields

"St. Martins-in-the-fields." —D'Anvers, 1895

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

St. Michael's Church

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Section and Interior View of the five-aisled Basilica of S. Pietro at Rome, before its restoration. Large basilicas sometimes have as many as five aisles &mdash; namely, a main-aisle in the middle, and two lower aisles on each side."

Old St. Peter's Basilica

"Section and Interior View of the five-aisled Basilica of S. Pietro at Rome, before its restoration.…

An illustration of the exterior of both the Basilica of Saint Peter and the Vatican. The Basilica of St. Peter is one of four major basilicas of Rome, the others being the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Paul outside the Walls. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City. Its dome is a dominant feature of the skyline of Rome. Probably the largest church in Christianity, it covers an area of 2.3 hectares (5.7 acres) and has a capacity of over 60,000 people.

St. Peters and the Vatican

An illustration of the exterior of both the Basilica of Saint Peter and the Vatican. The Basilica of…

"St. Saturnin at Toulouse." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

St. Saturnin

"St. Saturnin at Toulouse." —D'Anvers, 1895

A pair of European starlings (or stares).

European Starling

A pair of European starlings (or stares).

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Church Stoup

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Capital letter T with a church.

T, Capital

Capital letter T with a church.

Thomas Gray was a prominent English poet.  Stoke-Pogis Church, which is illustrated, was the subject of Gray's poem "Elegy."

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray was a prominent English poet. Stoke-Pogis Church, which is illustrated, was the subject…

"Tournai Cathedral." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Tournai Cathedral

"Tournai Cathedral." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Children on a hill, looking down upon a town.

Town

Children on a hill, looking down upon a town.

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern common in Gothic architecture. "Foliations in Tracery. Sainte Chapelle, Paris, A. D. 1240." -Whitney, 1911

Tracery Foliations

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern…

"Section of Trajan's Basilica, Rome." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Trajan's Basilica

"Section of Trajan's Basilica, Rome." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

An illustration of a triangle comprised of a church and two lines. This illustration can be used to determine the height of the church steeple, the hypotenuse, and distance of the tower from object one and two.

Triangle with Church

An illustration of a triangle comprised of a church and two lines. This illustration can be used to…

"Church of Turmanin." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Turmanin

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the Roman Catholic church. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Medieval Maniple Valence

The medieval maniple valence is an embroidered band of silk that is typically worn by priests in the…

This large vase was designed for the tomb of Louis XII in the Church of St. Denis, France during the French Renaissance.

Large Vase

This large vase was designed for the tomb of Louis XII in the Church of St. Denis, France during the…

The Nave of Bourges Cathedral in France showing the sexpartite vaulting, divided into six parts.

Sexpartite Vaulting

The Nave of Bourges Cathedral in France showing the sexpartite vaulting, divided into six parts.

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book "A Child's Garden of Verse". The drawing depicts a girl alone in what seems to be a church.

A Child's Garden of Verse

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's…