Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 41 "Christ is made the sure foundation. Christ the head and cornerstone," reads the dedica- tion, taken from the hymn written by com- poser Henry Purcell in the 1600s. But there's more. "…e downspouts all have dedications," she said. And high aloft outside, there are some 30 faces, carved in stone, all of masons from Scotland and environs. "I think all of the people who built it were Catholic," she said. Back inside, amid the rows of pews capa- ble of seating upwards of 1,500, Oliver oŒers up insights only a student of the chapel could contemplate. "Here, they have all the women of the Old Testament," she said of one group- ing of stained-glass windows in the narthex. "When they were alive, they were not allowed to worship in the temple." …e stories told in the stained glass — some featuring "gures with oversized eyes and feet to compensate for the distance from which they are viewed — "read like biblical comic books," she said. …e canopy atop the pulpit — from which Cleland gave that sermon back in 1946 — served a purpose in in the era when the chapel had no sound system. "When he speaks, his voice goes this way," Oliver said while pointing toward the pews, "instead of up." As for the music, it resonates from three pipe organs and from several choirs, the larg- est of which is the 150-voice Duke Chapel Continued on Page 45 kk PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DUKE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Left, in May 6, 1970, a student speaker takes to the steps of the chapel just days after four Kent State University WXYHIRXW[IVIOMPPIHERHRMRIMRNYVIH[LIRQIQFIVWSJXLI3LMS2EXMSREP+YEVHSTIRIH½VISR EGVS[HKEXLIVIHXSTVSXIWXXLI:MIXREQ;EV%XVMKLXMR(YOI9RMZIVWMX]´WGSQQIRGIQIRX[EWXLI½VWX on the new West Campus, yet the chapel, seen in background, was incomplete. BOB KARP 3RXLISTTSWMXITEKI2SELXLIGIRXVEP½KYVISJXLI¾SSHWXSV]MRXLI3PH8IWXEQIRX book of Genesis, is featured in this window — one of 77 — at Duke Chapel.

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