Photo Reprint First Baptist Church, Franklin, Ohio

Photo Reprint First Baptist Church, Franklin, Ohio

  • Postcard Reprint
  • Print Mounted in 5 x 7 inch Black Mat

Printed at 4 x 6 inch and shipped mounted in 5 x 7 inch black mat, ready to frame (includes heavy backer). Item from the Historic Ohio Postcard collection, reprints in multiple sizes and finishing from about 10,000 historic Ohio postcards. Photo Reprint First Baptist Church, Franklin, Ohio .

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St. Louis Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Louis Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
St Church
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The St. Louis Church was built in 1928 to replace an earlier structure built in 1847. It not only serves as a church, but contains offices and residences for the archdiocese. From 1918 until 1980, the church held a 2:00 AM "Printers Mass" for downtown night-shift workers, particularly the printers who worked at the nearby Cincinnati Enquirer.

Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio

Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio

“Be It Remembered…” With these words, the founding members of Trinity Episcopal Church marked their first meeting as a congregation in May of 1817 and committed themselves to the future. They mandated acts of remembrance–from worship to writing baptismal records–that continue to this day and culminate in the history you now hold in your hands. Here is the story of one of the first congregations established in Columbus and the only one that has maintained a continual presence on Capitol Square, the heart of Ohio’s capital city. Trinity’s central location has been a defining feature of its history, shaping the congregation, its worship, and its public works. The church is a city landmark, named in the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Gordon Lloyd in the Gothic Revival style and built after the Civil War, trinity Church is known for its tower and chimes, its historic stained glass windows, and the carved reredos over its marble altar. People are drawn to Trinity because of its location and its architecture, two constant features of the church in a changing environment. Throughout its history, the congregation has been home to all sorts and conditions of men and women. Thus Trinity fulfills the words from Isaiah inscribed above the church’s red doors: “An house of prayer for all people.” In Klein’s telling, Trinity’s unique story unfolds against the backdrop of Columbus and the nation. The broader canvas in the changing religious and secular climate of the last 200 years.

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Latty, Ohio Apostolic Christian Church

Latty, Ohio Apostolic Christian Church
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Latty, Ohio Apostolic Christian Church, from the southeast.Visit for more information about the Apostolic Christian Church of America.Click here or here to view a map of church locations. See where this photo was taken at

Sounds Messianic – Jamie Hitel plays the organ of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Akron Ohio

Sounds Messianic – Jamie Hitel plays the organ of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Akron Ohio

Olivier Eugene Prosper Charles Messiaen was born on 10th December, 1908, in Avignon, France. He was the son of Shakespearean scholar Pierre Messiaen and poet Cécile Sauvage, and as such was destined to become one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century.

His musical genius manifested itself at an early age. He was ten years old when he received a score of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, and was profoundly affected. He knew then that he was meant to be a composer. He began studying at the Paris Conservatoire at the remarkably young age of 11, and continued his formal training there until 1930. Among his famous professors were Dukas and Dupré. His first published works Le Banquet Céleste (The Heavenly Banquet) for organ in 1928 and the Eight Preludes for Piano in 1929, already displayed his interest and influence of ancient Greek modes and the meters of Greek verse.

Though his parents were not religious, Messiaen claimed that he was ‘born a believer’. His faith was the cornerstone of his life. He gave his playing and his prodigious output of compositions to the glory of God. The Nativity, the Transfiguration of our Lord, the Resurrection, the Ascension of Jesus Christ and the hope of mankind in the afterlife were the religious themes to which he was most attracted.

He also had a passion for the natural world that God had made, particularly for birds, which he claimed to be ‘the finest musicians on the planet’. Many of his works are dedicated to reproducing the unique songs of birds. Along with the aforementioned birds and ancient modes, he was influenced by the music of India, as catalogued in Sanskrit writings on melodic shapes and rhythms, and Asian music and form, particularly from Japan. He incorporated all of these elements into his compositions. In short, he created a unique musical language using these influences, which can be appreciated in his chromatic modal scales, rich textures, and striking use of rhythm. One of the most unusual aspects of his music was his perception and use of colour. Messiaen had a rare neurological ‘gift’ called synesthesia, which is the blending of two different senses. The majority of synesthetes describe seeing colours that correspond to letters and numbers, but Messiaen saw colours that corresponded to music. He used this ability to compose sounds just as a painter uses paint to produce pictures. He said, ‘I think (and see) complexes of sound that correspond to complexes of colours. A complex of ten or twelve sounds, for example, may correspond to a red flecked with violet with orange streaksthe same sound complex always engenders the same colour complex, which is reproduced in lighter shades in high octaves and in darker shades in low octaves. But if the sound complex is transposed by a semitone, one tone, a third, a fourth, or a fifth, the colours change.’ This phenomenon of synesthesia is actively being studied in many Universities, including an ongoing study at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

At the age of twenty-two he finished his studies at the Conservatoire, and was appointed Titular Organist for La Sainte Trinité (Holy Trinity) in Paris, a position which he held for life. This Church houses a magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ which, constructed in the French tradition, was created to reproduce symphonic sound. He composed many pieces specifically for this organ including Les Corps Glorieux (The Glorified Bodies), heard on this recording.

After his marriage in 1934 to violinist Claire Delbos, he wrote pieces expressing a new theme, the joy of family, such as Poèmes Pour Mi (Poems for Mi), Mi being his pet name for Claire, and Chants de Terre et de Ciel (Songs of Earth and Heaven), written after the birth of their son Pascal in 1937.

Claire Hawkins
Akron, Ohio 2003

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Akron’s Church Insurance Agency Announces an Easier Way to Purchase Ohio Insurance

Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) April 1, 2010

Church Insurance Agency, an insurance agency located in Akron, Ohio, is proud to announce the launch of their new website and digital marketing campaign.

Church Insurance Agency has partnered with Astonish Results, LP, a digital marketing and training company for the insurance industry, to create a new online marketing campaign. The Astonish Results marketing strategy has been implemented by Church Insurance Agency, to help the agency find and keep new customers. Featuring a “Virtual Insurance Office” and “Virtual Insurance Agent,” Church Insurance Agency is confident that its new system will better meet the needs of its clients. was created to make the experience of online insurance shopping easier. The site is divided into clear categories, making it simple for Ohio insurance shoppers to visit, find the type of insurance they are looking for, and gain a better understanding of their policy options. If you have questions about Auto, Home, Business, or any type of insurance you may need, has answers. Church Insurance Agency also provides current and prospective customers with ways to contact the agency at any time by filling out a form or calling 877.737.0758.

About Church Insurance Agency:

The Church Agency Inc. was founded in 1950 by J. Donald Church. Over the years The Church Agency Inc. has earned a reputation for fast and fair claim service. As an independent insurance agency, Church is able to shop many of the shop personal and business insurance carriers, getting low prices for their clients. For more information, visit