So I’ve decided what my new “what the heck?” project is going to be for living in Chicago – figuring out the church that’s down the street from me. Usually, I wouldn’t be that interested in a random church, but this one fascinates me for a very specific reason: how the congregation dresses.
You see, every weekend, the congregation gathers in the most gorgeous African-style robes and dresses, complete with hats. Colors of every hues, wonderful patterns, lovely fabrics, and the children seems to always be dressed in white; it’s a beautiful thing to see on a late Sunday morning as I’m pedaling off somewhere.
Unfortunately, I can’t seem to dig up any information on this church – the sign says “Christ Apostolic Church,” but to a lapsed Roman Catholic with little knowledge of the more obscure Christian denominations, that could mean almost anything. A bit of web research seems to indicate that Apostolicism is an offshoot of Pentecostalism, but it doesn’t seem to explain the lovely outfits. Anyone have any more information on them?

3 Comments so far

  1. robray (unregistered) on July 21st, 2004 @ 7:49 am

    is this that church on Augusta near Damen?

  2. Luis (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2004 @ 7:53 am

    There’s another one on Kedzie just south of Montrose. They might be sprouting all over the place

  3. (unregistered) on July 24th, 2004 @ 6:02 am

    They’ve got a website, evidently:

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