Though the cemetery itself has no official religious affiliation, the statue of Christ reflects the prominence of Christianity in the surrounding community.
Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh
All of Quaker life and belief is centered around six Quaker testimonies. Simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship––also known by its acronym, “SPICE”––are the intrinsic values that dictate the lives of Quakers. When visiting the Religious Society of Friends of Pittsburgh meeting house and exploring deeper into their history, each testimony was exemplified
St. Paul Cathedral
The St. Paul Cathedral, located in the heart of Oakland, remains one of the largest and most well-known Catholic churches in Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Crèche describes an image with which most Christians are familiar: baby Jesus in the manger. While most Crèches are small handcrafted objects, the Crèche in Pittsburgh is quite the opposite. Located in the US Steel Tower Plaza downtown, this larger than life nativity scene display uses 66,000 pounds of wood and clay to artistically represent the scene of Jesus’ birth in the manger.
The Irish Room
The Irish Room represents an oratory, a small chapel used especially for private worship. The design of this oratory represents one of the 12th century, which is a period of intense religious fervor for Christianity.
Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol became a household name in the early 1960s as an artist with unmatched celebrity. He was the leader of a new artistic movement called Pop Art that he popularized after moving to New York in 1949. This artistic style challenged traditional perceptions of fine art, focusing on non-glamorous subject material.