Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral on San Francisco’s Nob Hill.
“The cathedral is famed for its mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen, a replica of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, varied stained glass windows, Keith Haring AIDS Chapel altarpiece, and medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its 44-bell carillon, three organs, and choirs,” according to Wikipedia.
“The cathedral has one of only a handful of remaining Episcopal men and boys’ cathedral choirs, the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; the 24 boys of the choir attend the Cathedral School for Boys, while the 12 men are a professional ensemble. There is also a mixed-voice adult choir. The director of music and choirmaster is Ben Bachmann.
"The Very Rev. Alan Jones retired as dean in 2009. He was also the moderator of The Forum at Grace Cathedral. In 2010, the Rev. Canon Jane Shaw was installed as the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral. She left Grace Cathedral in September 2014 to become to Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. In 2015, the Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young became the ninth Dean of Grace Cathedral.
“Contained in the cathedral are 7,290 square feet (677 m2) of stained glass windows by noted artists that depict more than 1,100 figures ranging from Adam and Eve to Albert Einstein.”
There are 32 windows or window groups, dating from 1930 to 1966.
Wikipedia said the windows “were designed by American Charles Connick and his Boston studio.”
“Connick windows include the Chapel of Grace and Baptistry window series that contains more than 32,000 pieces of glass and covers nearly 833 square feet (77.4 m2),” according to Wikipedia. “The cathedral also contains 24 faceted windows by Gabriel Loire of Chartres, France, including the Human Endeavor series depicting John Glenn, Thurgood Marshall, Jane Addams, Robert Frost and Einstein. Between 1995-1998 several of the cathedral's choir and aisle windows were restored by Reflection Studios of Emeryville, California.”
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