Skip to comments.The Dog Chapel
Posted on 08/24/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Scroll down on the Divinely Designed Church entry for this bonus entry:
Stephen Hunecks Dog Chapel, complete with statue of a man walking his dog
After his dogs (and loving wife!) helped him recover from a serious illness that doctors thought would kill him, artist Stephen Huneck decided to build a chapel in honor mans best friend.
Huneck built the dog chapel on his mountain-top farm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Inside, there are four pews with dog sculptures, a fantastic dog stained-glass window and other interesting dog-themed arts.
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I beleive the same thing. They are probably the greatest animal.
I like all of this chapel!
He was a remarkable and troubled man. This may shed some insight into his life.
Oh for crying out loud..Give it a break!
we all know you are holy....
Because besides stereotypical architecture, I see no actual reference to God or Christ. All I see is dogs.
I’m sorry but from the pix here, that’s all I see. Even if he didn’t mean it that way, perhaps like the United 93 memorial’s foot-in-mouth Moslem-esque design, that’s the impression it leaves. Worshipping dogs.
Having St. Francis blessings (which we have in our area) or a priest allowing a dog in church is not at all the same situation.
Thanks for these!
Dogs are special!
Yeah, so how does that not make it a house of God? The chapel here on the JEB base in Va Bch has stained glass windows with USN rating badges and sailors. That doesn’t mean people go there to worship the navy.
Excuse me? What chapel based on God does NOT have an altar area/sanctuary with a cross at least, never mind representation of Christ?
I have no idea how your chapel actually looks. If it has no symbolism or pictures of holy figures, then it isn’t much of a chapel.
It’s the multi-denominational chapel on the navy base. The only views we have of this chapel are the outside, a window, and one wall on the inside. Works for me and apparently others, sorry it doesn’t work for you.
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
What “only views”? What do you mean? You can’t see anything but those things? Not allowed to photograph?
I can’t tell what it’s like without “views”. I don’t even know the proper name of this base in VA Beach to research it myself. So I can’t tell you if I approve of it as truly God-based, or not.
I get it now. You meant to have paragraphs separated, “this chapel” suddenly being the dog chapel.
Clearly the “wall” photo is the front “altar” area, unless this is a unique set-up. It’s viewed from the main aisle and shows a front row of pews facing away.
It’s strange there is no symbolism I can see for Christ in that central part.
I’m sure the USN/USMC Chaplain corps will be glad you approve of their chapel. Every military chapel I’ve been to, is multi-denominational.
I’m figuring that this is a unique chapel set-up.
It used to be Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, now it’s Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.
“Im sure the USN/USMC Chaplain corps will be glad you approve of their chapel.”
I’m very important, you know. :D
“Every military chapel Ive been to, is multi-denominational.”
Interesting - although that can be scary. In K(C)olumbia, MD, that means “interfaith center” aka, no faith. Any pictures of the Navy chapel? Thanks for the proper name of the base (I have never heard of those so had no idea where to look, although I believe this is where my cousin’s husband was last stationed before retirement - never heard a name).
“Im figuring that this is a unique chapel set-up.”
Could be. Could be a set-aside area instead of the altar, per se.
Sorry, no pictures. Most people know it as Little Creek NAB, lots of SEALs and UDT school here and amphib ships.