Corpus Christi Selected to Particpate in Sacred Sites Open House

On May 21-22, Corpus Christi R.C. Catholic will participate in The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. The church joins dozens of religious institutions throughout New York State, and especially Blessed Trinity R.C. Church, the Buffalo Religious Arts Center and the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Buffalo, in welcoming the public to this special event.

Corpus Christi will host tours from noon – 2:00p.m. on Saturday May 21 and from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. on Sunday, May 22 as a way to share this historic treasure with the entire Western New York community. The tours are free and all are cordially invited. This event is part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program.

Corpus Christi Church, designed by noted Buffalo architects Schmill and Gould, was dedicated on June 13, 1909. The magnificent interior features some of the finest ecclesiastical art in Buffalo, including exquisite stained glass windows by Franz Mayer Works of Munich, Germany and the iconic Disputa mural above the altar, which is a rendering of a Vatican masterpiece by celebrated, Renaissance painter Raphael Santi. The church complex is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Disputa is currently undergoing a high profile restoration by acclaimed art conservator Roman Kujawa to return the painting to its original beauty.

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3 thoughts on “Corpus Christi Selected to Particpate in Sacred Sites Open House

  1. Chris have you ever considered having an exhibition of your photos? You do such tremendous work.

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