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Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:45:41 PM »
This church in Nürnberg, Romania is a prime example Orthodoxy's spectacular use of space:












Just wanted to share!  :)
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 04:53:39 PM »
Great photos!  What a beautiful church!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 04:58:49 PM »
Sweet! Thanks for posting the pics  :)

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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 05:01:00 PM »
Beautiful icons in that church. That is amazing.

Here are a few pictures from the Church of the Nativity in Erie that has the entire wall covered in icons just like the church in Romania. It has very beautiful icons, I would love to go there one day.






Photos were taken by the Flickr user "A Whistling Train".
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 05:04:05 PM »
Churches like these really make me aware of the participation of Heaven in the Liturgy.
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 05:21:28 PM »
Absolutely stunning!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 06:44:39 PM »
Churches like these really make me aware of the participation of Heaven in the Liturgy.

Just as long as 150 people (or less) meets the Fire Safety Occupancy limit. And then you take Heaven on the other side of the highway by spending another 4 million on a secluded urban neighborhood when the Property Values goes down. If you can't fit a large Greek community to celebrate a Patron Saints Day then whats the use of celebrating liturgy if half the people that donate it to can't even fit in? The Cathedral spaces are just too small.

Would a Stadium-sized cathedral work as sacred space?

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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 07:19:35 PM »
Gorgeous churches!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2008, 04:08:15 PM »
Beautiful churches. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 09:30:06 AM »
Wow, those are amazing!  Thanks!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 12:58:37 PM »
Lovely churches, although I always feel a bit overwhelmed when there's so much to look at.
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2008, 04:04:28 PM »
Beautiful!  Only word I can think of to describe what I see in those photos.  It's also great to see what appears to be a packed house!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 09:59:41 AM »
Nürnberg, also known as Nuremberg, is in Germany, not Romania. It is the seat of a Romanian bishop though.

If you want to see more pictures of Orthodox churches in Germany, I recommend this site (pages 1 to 6):
http://www.rbenninghaus.de/orthodox-churches-monasteries.htm

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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 10:03:31 AM »
Nürnberg, also known as Nuremberg, is in Germany, not Romania. It is the seat of a Romanian bishop though.

If you want to see more pictures of Orthodox churches in Germany, I recommend this site (pages 1 to 6):
http://www.rbenninghaus.de/orthodox-churches-monasteries.htm 

Nice site.  Thank you!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 11:35:39 AM »
Absolutely beautiful!
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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 11:38:18 AM »
These Churches are Breathtaking.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 11:48:01 AM »
_Seraphim_ and Andrew21091,

Could you send those pictures to ocnet.photos@gmail.com?  I'd like to post them on the web site under the orthodox churches section. If its okay with you of course. You will be given credit on the site for such submissions.

Thanks very much, let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 02:55:19 PM »
_Seraphim_ and Andrew21091,

Could you send those pictures to ocnet.photos@gmail.com?  I'd like to post them on the web site under the orthodox churches section. If its okay with you of course. You will be given credit on the site for such submissions.

Thanks very much, let me know if you have any questions.

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I would be glad to but I do not own the rights to the photos as I originally wrote in my post.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 03:02:13 PM »
_Seraphim_ and Andrew21091,

Could you send those pictures to ocnet.photos@gmail.com?  I'd like to post them on the web site under the orthodox churches section. If its okay with you of course. You will be given credit on the site for such submissions.

Thanks very much, let me know if you have any questions.

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I would be glad to but I do not own the rights to the photos as I originally wrote in my post.

Sorry, I missed that in your post. Carry on  ;D

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Re: Orthodoxy - we don't waste space!
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 08:35:54 PM »
Wowza! I am curious how many could comfortably "fit" in there.