Blessed Trinity docent
interprets iconography on the church façade.
Explore Buffalo Walking Tour
Blessed Trinity’s Exterior
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
COVID protocols still restrict interior tours of Blessed Trinity, but we are delighted to welcome an Explore Buffalo Walking Tour of our Landmark building’s exterior on May 15, 2021. A team of Blessed Trinity docents will be happy to share their knowledge of the history and construction of this Lombard-Romanesque treasure, including the hand-formed Harvard bricks laid in a medieval fashion, the extensive used of terra cotta, and the church’s medieval iconography. Bring your binoculars. There are examples of Christian symbolism on display all the way to the roof line! Plenty of off-street parking, too. For ticket information, click HERE.
A photographer from WKBW-TV Channel 7 filmed our Easter Sunday Liturgy, which featured a brass quintet from the Buffalo Philharmonic. A reduced-size COVID choir was accompanied by Elizabeth Clay on the church’s 1927 Teller-Kent organ. A portion was re-broadcast on WKBW’s 6pm evening news.
Psalm 100 tells us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.” Blessed Trinity is privileged to have members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra joining us on Easter Sunday to fill our sacred space with beautiful music. Featured will be a Brass Prelude beginning at 9:50 a.m. and then hymns for brass and organ arranged by local composer Roland E. Martin. Come hear the 1927 Tellers-Kent organ in our newly-restored sanctuary and participate in a Liturgical experience that is bound to fill your spiritual Easter basket to overflowing. (We’re not taking reservations, so arrive early).
Our church is noted for its display of more than 2,000 symbols summarizing Christian beliefs, and many of them are under your feet! Twenty-four types of crosses can be found in 556 of our mosaic floor tiles. Another 158 tiles feature 24 additional symbols, including the signs of the zodiac. If you would like to help us maintain our Landmark house of prayer or help us to continue as an engaged parish community in the City of Buffalo, please click on our Donate link.
Photo credit: Palma Zanghi
With repairs to the tile roof of the church – part of our grant project – completed, a project to repair damage to the church ceiling and interior artwork is underway. Following completion of the underlying plaster work, craftsmen from Bison Painting & Decorating Corp. are perched atop scaffolding, painstakingly restoring decorative stenciling and ceiling detail. A floor-level display created by master plasterer Josh of Mader Construction Co., Inc. helped parishioners to appreciate the process. For additional photos, visit our Facebook page. The work is scheduled to be completed by Holy Week.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick