Sunday, April 19, 2009

Antioch Baptist Church

Antioch is an ancient Syrian city in present-day Southern Turkey, founded in the time of Alexander the Great. Perhaps the people who chose to name this Harlem church after it did so because Antioch was one of the cities that Paul traveled to during his period of missionary work, and where a large population of early Christians arose. Perhaps the members of the Antioch Baptist Church wish to relate themselves to the first Christian churches, who had the pure gospel truths. I love the graphic white and red of the building's facade, with its folk-art meets classic-revival elements.

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