Interior of Milwaukee's Saint Josaphat Basilica

Interior of Milwaukee’s Saint Josaphat Basilica

The church is an earthy heaven in which the super-celestial God dwells and walks about. It represents the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Christ: it is glorified more than the tabernacle of the witness of Moses, in which are the mercy-seat and the Holy of Holies. It is prefigured in the patriarchs, foretold by the prophets, founded in the apostles, adorned by the hierarchs, and fulfilled in the martyrs. ~Saint Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople, Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Contemplation