Philly stained glass windows heading to Raleigh

January 2, 2013 2:15:01 PM PST
A new Triangle church will show some brotherly love when it's complete.

Beautiful stained glass windows will soon make the trip from Philadelphia to Raleigh after their former home, the Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church, closed this past fall.                

However, they'll enjoy a new life in the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, which is scheduled to be built off Western Boulevard in Raleigh.

The windows cost $320,000 plus another $1 million to restore.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said, "We are pleased to see that these beautiful pieces of liturgical artwork will be given a new life in the cathedral being built for the faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh."

Before the windows arrive in Raleigh, they are being renovated because of wear and tear. The work is said to be meticulous, with just one large window reportedly taking around 500 hours to restore.

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