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Virtual Tours of Famous Church Murals

13 Mar 2014

Posted by James 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 Chairs for Flexible Seating That are Stackable and Solid Oak

28 Feb 2013

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Ladder Back Church ChairChurch chair Super Chair 2Super Chair 2 With ArmsChurch Chair 1Custom Church Chair

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations offer a number of standard model, all solid oak stackable church chairs for your church or chapel.   In addition, our craftsmen can modify our standard models or create a completely custom church chair for your needs.
100% all solid red oak is used when creating these chairs; no particleboard or veneer materials are ever used.   100% all solid oak means these church chairs are far more durable  and will outlast any of the lower priced "office furniture" that you may see online.   You will get comfort and durability all in one moderately priced chair.
All of our church chair models are available with a number of options including:  under-seat bookracks, flip-up kneelers, arms, ganging devices and plastic leg glides  which help prevent scratching your hardwood floors.   In addition most of our church chairs have interchangeable seat and back options.   You can choose a wood, cushion, or a rush seat and a wood or cushioned back, whatever fits the needs of your parishioners and your budget.  
Shown in order above are our most popular church chairs.   Ladder back chair, Super Chair # 2, Super Chair # 2 with arms, Chair # 1 and a sample of a custom chair capacity.
All of our church chairs are available in numerous stain colors and a wide variety of fabrics.  We also offer quantity pricing available for all parts of the US.
Contact Egan's Church Furnishings today for more information. Send us your "wish list" and we will gladly quote our best price.

Church Basement Renovations in Quincy, MA

14 Dec 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations is proud to show you our latest church furniture project.  Father John Ronaghan, St Ann's Church in Quincy, MA, was planning a church basement renovation to utilize this space for daily mass and church meetings.  Egan's Church Furnishings was chosen as the furniture contractor to assist with the assorted items needed to create this new daily chapel including, a new custom designed altar, custom tabernacle stand and tabernacle enclosure, custom presider seating, new stackable wood church chairs for the congregation and portable kneelers.
All of the above furniture was created by Ratigan Schottler Church Furniture from solid red oak.  Solid red oak furniture has proven durability and beauty.   Another benefit of solid oak church chairs is avoiding the common problem of "wobbly legs" over time.  Our church pews and chairs are never made from veneer materials or particleboard.
Call Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations to help with your church renovation, church construction or building project.   We will be glad to visit with you to discuss your needs and prepare a proposal for your consideration.   In addition to our personal service, we can help you to divide your project into separate small projects within the contract to create an efficient and well run building project that is easily budgeted. .
Contact us to set up a convenient meeting time to discuss your church renovation project.

Church Furniture for Every Type of Worship Site-Boston

03 May 2012

Posted by Joseph Coupal

If you are looking for church furniture or furniture for funeral homes, weddings, sermons and mass needs you have come to the right place.

Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations is proud to be the representative for Ratigan-Schottler Church Furniture Company. Over the years, we have done our best to ensure we are only carrying the best sanctuary furniture and church furniture in Boston and around the country.

Our hand-carved church furniture and furnishings, carved from high-quality hard wood are perfect for adding a prayerful and inspirational atmosphere to your church, chapel or other worship site. Our fine, hand-carved church furnishings offer excellent solutions for funeral homes, church sanctuaries and mass needs.

We have been in business since 1965 working with best church pew and church chair materials and fabrics to bring you high quality church furniture that will look beautiful in your place of worship. Our church furniture will bring beauty and peace to your sanctuary space.
Egan’s Church Furnishings is your one stop source for church furnishings and all of your church supply needs. We specialize in church pews and chairs, religious statues, church remodeling, stained glass windows, and all types of church supplies.

No matter what your vision is for your church, Egan’s and Ratigan Schottler Furniture Company can create it to bring a reflective, prayerful feel to your place of worship. If you're looking for church furniture contact us.

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