This impressive Neo-Gothic structure crowning Nob Hill was built on the site of the Crocker Mansion after the 1906 earthquake ... More
This impressive Neo-Gothic structure crowning Nob Hill was built on the site of the Crocker Mansion after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The interior features stained glass windows in celestial blues and vibrant reds and yellows. There are also frescoes depicting the history of San Francisco and scenes from the life of San Francisco's patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. The gilded bas-reliefs that adorn the doors of the main entrance are cast from Ghiberti's original molds for the Gates of Paradise that adorn the Baptistery in Florence. This facility also boasts an indoor and an outdoor labyrinth. The outdoor labyrinth is made of Terrazzo stone and the indoor one from limestone.
The stained glass windows tower over a spacious entry way drawing one into the space. The wood work is nicely carved and warms up the colder feel of the stone work.
The acoustics in here are great and it is a wonderful place to be for a music concert.
For me, the main drawback is the many steps to access the entry way.
I loved Grace Cathedral. I only had a short time to spend in the cathedral, and I spent it meditating in the labyrinth and gazing into the eyes of the sculpture of St. Francis. The experience was one I will tuck in my heart and carry with me always.
acoustics bad for sunday church but the building is lovely and the labyrinth is magic -- also, despite the acoustics, the boy choir is lovely and this church epitomises the Episcopal Church love of all people regardless of ... whatever
This cathedral is accoustically amazing. Vocal choirs lucky enough to perform here will be thrilled; the reverb is an amazing 7 seconds long. Our choir was allowed to sing a few songs here, after which several of us cried. The labyrinth is a great, calming experience, too. Lighting a candle seems easier here; there's no "Someone's watching me," feeling. A great spiritual haven away from the city bustle.
The Cathedral is a great space with wonderous windows and art , 5 different worship spaces in the main sanctuary.
Be it a walking mediation inside or out , an inclusive sermon or just some wonderous music.
And if you want just relax at the park on the other side of the street at the top of Nob Hill.
Highlight serviecs at Great are around Easter,
Palm , The Great Vigil and Easter
Dance at worship with the Omega Dancers is wonderful
Coming from the UK, with our usually smaller buildings, the first impression of the Cathedral's immense size was immediately felt on approach by the steps and once inside. However, architecture apart, the Cathedral has also an ability to make it feel a personal space too and I could sense not only a warm welcome but a positive and uplifting atmosphere. This is obviously from the tangible effect of scale but also from the faith and strength of conviction given in the welcome to all.
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