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Church of the Transfiguration (Philadelphia, PA) | Crucifixion

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Up above where the altar was, there is a glorious depiction of the crucifixion surrounded by the saints. Interestingly, in the far left you will notice Miles, who is not a saint and has no halo. Rumor has it that Miles is the painter of the scene and this is a signature of sorts. This would not be uncommon as often in cathedrals artisans inserted likenesses of themselves into their work, however it is unverifiable due to a lack of detailed information about the church even within the diocese. I was able to obtain a history written in the 1970s, but understandably it focused less on the building itself and more on the progression of clergy over the years.

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Church of the Transfiguration, Philadelphia PA.

If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion.

You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.

Photographs/unattributed text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.


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