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Virtual Tours of Famous Church Murals

13 Mar 2014

Posted by Bob Egan

If you're a fan of church history, you're sure to enjoy some of the most famous church paintings in history.

Tour the Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

Arguably the most recognized and famous of church paintings is Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. The iconic images depicted in this historic Catholic church are included among the Vatican's most treasured possessions.

With the marvel of modern technology, you no longer need to save for a once in a lifetime trip to the Vatican to see these wondrous paintings. The Vatican has now made these art treasures available all over the world with a Virtual Tour, available on the official Vatican website. With a few clicks, you can experience the Sistine Chapel in 3D as you tour the murals at your leisure.

Italy and the Vatican in particular are overflowing with examples of classic religious paintings. St. Peter's Basilica is also well known for its religious statues such as the “ Pieta” and “ David” and other examples of religious artwork from famed artist Michelangelo. You can take a virtual tour of the Basilica online.

Frescoes discovered in Catacombs of Priscilla of Rome have recently been featured in news articles when some used the images depicted in the paintings as proof that early Christians allowed female priests to minister to the masses. The Vatican, however, has officially stated these images as fairy tale women priests. You can view the images yourself as featured in UK news articles.

St. Nicholas Parish Croatian Religious Painting

Sistine Chapel

The beautiful paintings at St. Nicholas Parish in Pittsburgh, PA are another classic example of the ability to view breathtaking religious painting from the comfort of your home. The paintings depict religious scenes from Croatia painted on the parish's walls.

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York is also a goldmine of artistic religious expression. While most who have visited this site recommend visiting the cathedral in person, you can view pictures submitted by other tourists online from Yelp.

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT is a popular tourist destination as well. This beautiful example of religious architecture is a testament of how stained glass windows and carvings can combine to create an elegant and reverent environment for worship.

The Cathedral and Museum of Religious Art of Lima, Peru is featured online as a center of religious artwork. With relief carvings, religious statues, murals, and decorative pillars, this building is chock full of religious scenes.

And if you still haven't gotten your fill of religious artwork, there is delightful Web Gallery of Art available to view online. Here, you can take a guided tour, purchase prints of the artwork, or order your very own oil painting to feature in your own sanctuary.

Religious art is a deeply rooted part of our history and our future. To keep your church's paintings and religious statues in pristine condition, call Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations for a free consultation, (800) 440-1202.

Church Painting Project

02 Mar 2014

Posted by Bob Egan

How Does a Fresh Coat of Paint Affect Your Church?

Decorative painting and stained glass windows are hallmarks of many churches in the Northeast U.S. These extra touches create a sense of reverence and worship not found in modern or storefront churches devoid of religious symbols and decorative touches. But what do you do when your church's decor begins to fade, crack, or peel due to age and weathering? You call in a church painting project expert.

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations specializes in bringing your church's decorative painting back to life. Your church painting project can be completed in phases so there's no need to cancel, delay, or relocate church services. From gold leaf capitols to murals and wall painting, a fresh coat of paint can benefit your church in many ways.

Benefits of Investing in a Church Painting Project

When your church gets a fresh coat of paint, it's like breathing a breath of fresh air into your congregation. You'll experience renewed excitement, attendance, and interest. When those in the community see you are investing in your church building, they will also show renewed interest in your church. Church building improvement show that your church is alive and vibrantly growing and serving the community.

Touching up church murals and restoring decorative painting can also help increase the value of your church building. Adding a fresh coat of paint or decorative painting can increase the value of your church. You may also qualify for a larger church mortgage should you decide to expand or renovate your current property.

Your church can experience renewed revival and interest, simply from a restorative painting project. If your church building looks old and stagnant, your congregation can begin to reflect those same qualities, as well. For examples of Egan's skilled artists' work in churches in North East U.S. churches, view our painting gallery.

We can help you restore your religious statues, ceiling and wall murals, decorative paintings, reredos, alcoves, and general interior and exterior painting. We provide free consultations and estimates you can take to your church board for approval.

Repairing your church artwork not only expresses your love and respect for your faith, it expresses your dedication and commitment to your congregation. Investing in a church painting project is always worth the monetary cost when you examine the non-financial rewards. If you have a questions regarding your church's restorative paint needs, please call the experts at Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations. We're happy to answer your questions and hear your concerns about your church painting project. Call us toll free, (800) 440-1202.

Interior Church Painting with No Interruption to Mass Schedule

08 Jun 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If your church needs new interior painting, decorative painting, gold leaf Capitols, decorative reredos, or plaster restoration you need someone you can trust.

The most challenging aspect of interior church painting is the disruption to your mass service schedule. What if you could have the interior of your church painted and hold church services even while your church is being restored?  

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations works with the worship schedule of the church for minimal or no interruption to services. We can do this because we are experts at interior church painting. We bring in a special lift so that there is no scaffolding to disturb your church services. Therefore there is no interruptions to services and collections. Without scaffolding, the prices are dramatically reduced.

Egan’s can restore paintings and artwork, do plaster restorations, paint the church walls with stenciling, paint with gold leaf or faux painting. We have been painting and restoring churches in New England, New York and New Jersey since 1965.

For information on our church painting services, contact Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations.

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