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Epiphany Lutheran Church – 1928 at 7 Mile Road just east of Woodward Avenue.

Many thanks to the extremely friendly and wonderful Pastor Richard E. Robinson for hospitality and information.

This is the motherchurch for the church I attend in Birmingham – Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. [AIA revised edition page 161 I-7 Glen Paulson and Assoc. 1966]

Architectural rendering of the Youth wing added in 1941

I am researching this building to find architects and sculptors – I found this relief over the doorways extremely bold and abstract for its time. AIW – any ideas ?

The interiors are nothing short of splendid. Breath taking stained glass – so many windows it took forever to document them all.

From the choir loft over the organ

The rose stained glass – this has been recently restored.

Incredible Nordic vaulted ceilings. Aside from the overwhelming stained glass, the powerful simplicity of design really impacts the viewer in this space.

The light fixtures themselves are amazing works of art.

And now just a few samples of the stained glass work

Windows on the doors leading into the Sanctuary

Narthex windows

These detail sculptures have me wondering about the artists involved – AIW, any chance its Joe Parducci ?

2 Responses to Epiphany Lutheran

  • Thanks for the Epiphany shots. It’s one of the few architecturally distinctive LCMS churches in the city, along with Zion and Historic Trinity.

  • beautiful! the windows remind me of the windows of my parents’ home church–trinity lutheran in cincinnati, ohio.