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1957 Church; Chancel of 1957 church; Transepts of 1957 church; Organ in 1957 church; Palm Sunday


The chancel are of St. Luke's Lutheran church, as it appeared from 1957(the remodeling and expansion of the 1939 building)to 1986, when the interior space was remodeled again, to add more seating. In this photo, taken on Palm Sunday, only a hint of the transepts leading out to the sides of the chancel are visible. Pews filled the north (to the left) transept; the south (to the right) transept contained the radio room, vestry, sacristy and church offices. To the immediate right of the carved pulpit one can see the dark wood casing of the Allen organ positioned there (until 1986, when it was moved to another spot). From this venue, the organist could see worshipers in the nave and north transept, as well as the choir, which sometimes performed from the balcony at the rear of the nave, and could also see the light mounted on the exterior of the radio studio to signal that the service was "on the air." It should be noted that the communion rails in the chancel included padded "kneelers" and the custom of the congregation at that time was for the communicants to kneel during the absolution and distribution of the Lord's Supper.




Seminole County (Fla.)

Number of Images

2 images

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Back of Postcard


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

St. Luke's Lutheran Church: Brick church 1957-1992; St. Luke's Church Archives



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All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

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1957 Church; Chancel of 1957 church; Transepts of 1957 church; Organ in 1957 church; Palm Sunday