To meet the demands of a growing parish that was located in a small school chapel since 1926, St. Anastasia Church was constructed in 1964. The church, located in Waukegan, Illinois, is a unique structure of towering brick columns and arches, with stained glass blocks set into the walls that transform daylight into rich purples, blues, reds and ambers to create an awe-inspiring interior. Unfortunately, Christmas morning had a relatively cloudy sky which didn't allow much light in through the east wall seen here.
Pictured here in the center, between the four large columns and arches, is the altar which is made of a square marble slab. Hanging above the altar is a medieval style crucifix. Flanking behind the altar on the left and right are "enclaves" with ornate mosaics and tabernacle. Flanking above the altar to the left and right are "crows' nests" where liturgists are often found.
Photo taken December 25, 2009.
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