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Title: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 22, 2010, 09:28:48 PM
I've put together a couple of sets I thought might be of interest with some pictures I've taken or gathered and put on my flickr page.

The first is of my own parish and the set is here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625076687335/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625076687335/)

The second are public domain images I've found on the Library of Congress and those are here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625061582483/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625061582483/)

I would also be interested to see photos anyone has posted of their parishes.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Iconodule on October 22, 2010, 10:02:37 PM
Holy Ghost Phoenixville? My church in Pottstown has some people from there.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Marat on October 22, 2010, 10:58:53 PM
Your church is beautiful AMM! I love to look at church architecture. Thanks for posting these.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 23, 2010, 04:28:51 PM
I added another set of some pictures taken at Camp Nazareth this summer.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625224399368/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625224399368/)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: LizaSymonenko on October 23, 2010, 06:36:54 PM


Here's my church from last Sunday:  http://www.uocofusa.com/news_101018_2.html
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Asteriktos on October 23, 2010, 06:45:50 PM
St. Michael's Antiochian in Greensburg, PA...

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2638/saintmichaels1.jpg)

(http://stmichaelsgreensburgpa.org/images/people%20and%20events/P1010089.JPG)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9819/saintmichaels2.jpg)

Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on October 23, 2010, 07:32:26 PM
A photo (and a link to a slideshow) of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Clifton, Va.
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/11/10/us/10latin.xlarge1.jpg)
http://www.saintandrewtheapostle.org/gallery.html

Link for Holy Nativity Orthodox Church, Manassas, Va.
http://nativity.es/photogallery.html
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Aindriú on October 23, 2010, 07:36:53 PM
I've put together a couple of sets I thought might be of interest with some pictures I've taken or gathered and put on my flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5102534411/in/set-72157625076687335/

Your altar is beautiful, and surprisingly western!
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: augustin717 on October 23, 2010, 07:51:15 PM
A poor parish I know.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 23, 2010, 08:22:56 PM
I've put together a couple of sets I thought might be of interest with some pictures I've taken or gathered and put on my flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5102534411/in/set-72157625076687335/

Your altar is beautiful, and surprisingly western!

Well, we still have kneelers and use them too!  This link http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrod/3614843456/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrod/3614843456/) is a picture of the Metropolitan who founded our diocese in the 30's.  Just to give some background.

augustin717, where is that parish?  Is it in Romania?  I like the Ripidia.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: LizaSymonenko on October 23, 2010, 08:26:18 PM
A poor parish I know.

....depends on the definition of "poor".  It seems like a very beautiful parish and "rich" in the things that are truly important!
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Aindriú on October 23, 2010, 08:49:09 PM
I've put together a couple of sets I thought might be of interest with some pictures I've taken or gathered and put on my flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5102534411/in/set-72157625076687335/

Your altar is beautiful, and surprisingly western!

Well, we still have kneelers and use them too!  This link http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrod/3614843456/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrod/3614843456/) is a picture of the Metropolitan who founded our diocese in the 30's.  Just to give some background.

Really! What jurisdiction are you? I haven't ever seen an Orthodox Bishop dress akin to a Roman Catholic, much less beardless. This is interesting.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: jnorm888 on October 23, 2010, 08:56:44 PM
I don't have any photos, but I do have two videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE) (a friend's (Fr. James) ordination)

I spelled Parish and Orthros wrong in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk) (My parish)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: augustin717 on October 23, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
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augustin717, where is that parish?  Is it in Romania?  I like the Ripidia.
Yeah, it's in Romania, a very good friend of mine is the priest there.
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I haven't ever seen an Orthodox Bishop dress akin to a Roman Catholic, much less beardless. This is interesting.
It happened often enough among the Greek-Catholics and Orthodox of the Habsburg/Dualist monarchy.
I'll look for some pictures.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: augustin717 on October 23, 2010, 09:07:17 PM
A poor parish I know.

....depends on the definition of "poor".  It seems like a very beautiful parish and "rich" in the things that are truly important!
That's also true. But I'm talking about a parish made up of mostly old or jobless people, many of them Gypsies.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 23, 2010, 09:17:35 PM
Really! What jurisdiction are you? I haven't ever seen an Orthodox Bishop dress akin to a Roman Catholic, much less beardless. This is interesting.

Carpatho-Russian, which is a misnomer because the founders were Rusyns.  The diocese was Greek Catholic until the 30's.  Here is a parish of the diocese with a nice picture of the sanctuary http://www.saintmichaels.info/ (http://www.saintmichaels.info/)

augustin717, again an interesting picture!  What is the Romanian word for what I would call the khorugv/banner with the picture of the Theotokos.  I have not seen another of that style.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: augustin717 on October 23, 2010, 10:50:16 PM
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What is the Romanian word for what I would call the khorugv/banner with the picture of the Theotokos.
It differs from region to region: inside the Carpathian arch is mostly "prapor(e)/prapur(e)", outside of the Carpathian arch is "steag" ("flag").
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I have not seen another of that style.
That's just because this one is a somehow naive, home-made one.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: augustin717 on October 23, 2010, 11:03:45 PM
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I haven't ever seen an Orthodox Bishop dress akin to a Roman Catholic, much less beardless. This is interesting.
It happened often enough among the Greek-Catholics and Orthodox of the Habsburg/Dualist monarchy.
I'll look for some pictures.
Here is another one:Kyriou Kyr Andrei Saguna, metropolitan of Transylvania (1864-1873), sporting  a quite  peculiar apparel.
http://oradereligie.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/andrei-saguna.png (http://oradereligie.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/andrei-saguna.png)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Aindriú on October 23, 2010, 11:06:35 PM
Neat.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: stashko on October 24, 2010, 12:21:35 AM


Here's my church from last Sunday:  http://www.uocofusa.com/news_101018_2.html


Very Very Nice ....Thank's For Sharing....
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: biro on October 24, 2010, 01:05:04 AM
My parish is St. George Greek Orthodox Church, New Port Richey, Florida.   :)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/9242010pictures005-1.jpg)


The icons from the interior of the dome:

St. Matthew
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/StMatthewEvangelist.jpg)

St. Mark
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/StMarkEvangelist.jpg)

St. Luke
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/StLukeEvangelist.jpg)

St. John
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/StJohnEvangelist.jpg)

Christ Pantokrator
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/Pantocrator6-1.jpg)

I believe I took this at the end of the liturgy:
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/9122010pictures002.jpg)

If you sit facing the front, this would be an interior view of the left-side windows.
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/June62010pictures005.jpg)

The 'Platytera ton Ouranon' (which I used for my avatar):
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/9122010pictures003-2.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 25, 2010, 05:17:25 PM
Here is another one:Kyriou Kyr Andrei Saguna, metropolitan of Transylvania (1864-1873), sporting  a quite  peculiar apparel.
http://oradereligie.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/andrei-saguna.png (http://oradereligie.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/andrei-saguna.png)


Interesting, I had never heard of him.  There's a wiki article on him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_%C5%9Eaguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_%C5%9Eaguna)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on October 25, 2010, 06:02:17 PM
Here is my parish:

St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (http://stdemetriusuoc.org/gallery.html)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on October 31, 2010, 04:06:12 PM
Your altar is beautiful, and surprisingly western!

I took some more pictures of the altar today that are better resolution.  The last one was with my blackberry.  The updated set is here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625076687335/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625076687335/)

For the terminally bored today, I also have a set with some other Orthodox images in it - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625095990823/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625095990823/)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Agia Marina on October 31, 2010, 09:03:22 PM
My church, the Holy Cross Monastery Chapel:
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/458/holycrossmonasterychape.jpg)

The iconostasis and Hieromonk Peter Didun at the altar:
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5750/frpeterinaltar8152010.jpg)

I love my little church.  :angel:
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 01, 2010, 09:19:06 AM
Very nice little church.  Is the iconostasis gilded wood or is it actually metallic?
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Fr. George on November 01, 2010, 10:50:52 AM
This thread has successfully reminded me that I need to upload pics of our parish to our parish's website.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Agia Marina on November 01, 2010, 03:06:56 PM
Very nice little church.  Is the iconostasis gilded wood or is it actually metallic?
I believe it's brass. :)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on November 02, 2010, 10:50:45 AM
here is my Church.  St. Michael's Orthodox Church (OCA).
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:lGQafZ_yVj1G1M:http://www.orthodoxpueblo.org/stmalter.jpg)

the outside:
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:_4-sLEXCIMY3pM:http://www.orthodoxpueblo.org/stmexterior2.jpg)

I'll post more when I get home.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on November 03, 2010, 07:09:47 PM
here are more of my parish:

(http://orthodoxpueblo.org/bishop8.jpg)
(a bit old, but a great view)
(http://orthodoxpueblo.org/photospentecost14.jpg)
(a truly blessed moment, just after my godmother's baptism)
(http://orthodoxpueblo.org/photostrev3.jpg)
sorry for the vanity, but this is of me receiving absolution.  it was as moment I'll never forget, and it also has a great wider view of our beautiful temple.

I also want to point out that our parish was received from Byzantine Catholicism into Orthodoxy by my patron Saint, Tikhon of Moscow.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on November 03, 2010, 07:43:53 PM
I don't have any photos, but I do have two videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE) (a friend's (Fr. James) ordination)

I spelled Parish and Orthros wrong in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk) (My parish)
wow, that older man has to be a chanter or something!  (oh, btw I left a comment)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Andrew21091 on November 03, 2010, 08:05:12 PM
I don't have any photos, but I do have two videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE) (a friend's (Fr. James) ordination)

I spelled Parish and Orthros wrong in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk) (My parish)

I think I saw one of the deacons from my parish is in the first video.

By the way, very beautiful church.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Shlomlokh on November 03, 2010, 08:50:19 PM
My church, the Holy Cross Monastery Chapel:
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/458/holycrossmonasterychape.jpg)

The iconostasis and Hieromonk Peter Didun at the altar:
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5750/frpeterinaltar8152010.jpg)

I love my little church.  :angel:
Where is that located? It looks beautiful!

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 03, 2010, 09:18:34 PM
Here's a picture I took in 1987 http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5132658440/in/set-72157625095990823/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5132658440/in/set-72157625095990823/)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Iconodule on November 03, 2010, 09:22:58 PM
Some glorious pictures from Decani monastery:

http://www.kosovo.net/news/archive/2007/April_08/2.html
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 03, 2010, 09:45:54 PM
Three of a former Orthodox Church in Oakland

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144092183/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144697096/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144697038/
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Agia Marina on November 03, 2010, 11:02:04 PM
My church, the Holy Cross Monastery Chapel:
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/458/holycrossmonasterychape.jpg)

The iconostasis and Hieromonk Peter Didun at the altar:
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5750/frpeterinaltar8152010.jpg)

I love my little church.  :angel:
Where is that located? It looks beautiful!

In Christ,
Andrew
It's located in Castro Valley, CA, in beautiful Palomares Canyon.  :)

Marina
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Agia Marina on November 03, 2010, 11:14:52 PM
Three of a former Orthodox Church in Oakland

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144092183/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144697096/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5144697038/
omg, I remember that temple!  I remember passing it years ago (long before I became a catechumen) when I would get off 980 to go to my office in Oakland.  I knew it was one of "those" Orthodox churches because of the Greek lettering above the columns.  I always wanted to stop and peer inside, but, alas, I never did.  It was very impressive. 
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Irish Hermit on November 03, 2010, 11:40:21 PM
I like this photo of a Russian church.  Six chalices on the Holy Table are an encouraging sight.

(http://www.mospat.ru/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DSC_0377.jpg)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 04, 2010, 12:07:10 AM
Very nice tabernacle in that picture.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 05, 2010, 09:29:40 PM
Three of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Philadelphia

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5149569635/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5149569713/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5150179184/
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Iconodule on November 05, 2010, 10:26:11 PM
(http://www.holytrinitybutte.org/images/frescoes.jpg)

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox, in Butte, MT. (How does a town called "Butte" get such a lovely church?)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Iconodule on November 05, 2010, 10:27:57 PM
(http://www.russianchurchindandenong.com.au/images/church2.jpg)

Church of the Dormition in Dandenong
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: biro on November 06, 2010, 03:17:11 PM
All of these are very beautiful. It just boggles my mind, the work that must have gone into them.  :)  :angel:
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on November 09, 2010, 11:11:58 AM
Three of an Armenian church in Egypt taken in the 30's

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5160902643/in/set-72157625061582483/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5160902645/in/set-72157625061582483/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5084371184/in/set-72157625061582483/
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: AMM on December 07, 2010, 04:51:51 PM
This has a bunch of non church stuff - but here's a bunch I took in KC over Thanksgiving week including one OC.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/sets/72157625530547458/

Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: stashko on December 07, 2010, 06:23:15 PM
Great Video's thanks for Sharing ...Second video very nice the singing and dancing ,Hopfully they won't lose there middle eastern traditions .But grow stronger...... :laugh:



I don't have any photos, but I do have two videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgxJdHq3ULE) (a friend's (Fr. James) ordination)

I spelled Parish and Orthros wrong in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JlUgfVOjyI&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=gvejmWY2jIk) (My parish)
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: shilohgomz on December 22, 2010, 12:29:49 AM
Wow! Very nice thread has been created here. I have seen pictures of the church and they all pictures were fantastic, clear and unique because I have not visited any of those church. I liked them.
Title: Re: Church Photos
Post by: Arachne on December 30, 2012, 08:19:13 AM
I won't apologise for resurrecting this thread; it shouldn't be allowed to die anyway. :)

My parish chapel, St. Helen of Colchester:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/St_Helen%27s_Chapel,_Colchester_-_geograph.org.uk_-_188765.jpg)

(http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000RpNtdEuzDC8/s/600/600/10IDM0640.jpg)