Houses of Worship Tour
Join us on Thursday, September 13 for a tour of houses of worship in Edgewater. We’ll depart at 8:45 am and spend the day visiting several amazing churches.
One of our favorite docents, Al Walavich, will lead us on our tour of churches in the Edgewater area. Our first stop will be The Church of the Atonement, built in 1889. The architect was the prominent Henry Ives Cobb and whose work includes the Newberry Library and the original University of Chicago buildings. This Church has long been recognized as one of the Diocese of Chicago’s leading Anglo-Catholic parishes. The church and its dedicated congregation and clergy have served a changing community and The Church has become an important anchor in a diverse neighborhood.
Also in Edgewater we’ll visit St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church. In 1953, the parish purchased the corner lot on Hollywood and Sheridan Road and in 1955 the cornerstone laying ceremonies took place. In 1961 decoration of the interior of the church proper began, resulting in the magnificent mosaic of the Virgin Mary, the Pantocrator on the dome, and the delicate designs on the walls and on the column capitals. We’ll have lunch at Francesca’s on Bryn Mawr before visiting our third church, a north side Catholic Church.
Stop by the front desk to register today!