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Offline Justin Kissel

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Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« on: April 24, 2010, 04:22:26 PM »
Anyone want to share pics of the inside of your Church (preferrably if it's nice looking :D )? I figured that we've had a few threads with pics of exterior architecture, so why not something for inside? So, have at it...

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 04:29:49 PM »
There are pictures from the two Parishes I attend:

St. Venerable-Martyr Gregory Mission in Warsaw:


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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 05:04:18 PM »
For pictures of the iconography of my parish temple, go to http://www.stpaulsirvine.org/html/iconography.html and follow the appropriate links.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 05:23:13 PM »
Photos of my parish can be found here.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 05:33:07 PM »
Pictures of my current Church in Philly -

http://ocaphoto.oca.org/PhotoViewer.asp?EID=33&IID=1486&PEID=

Pictures of the Church I was baptised and raised in located in upstate PA. -

http://ocaphoto.oca.org/PhotoViewer.asp?EID=291&IID=4840&PEID=

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 06:37:42 PM »
There are pictures from the two Parishes I attend:

St. Venerable-Martyr Gregory Mission in Warsaw:




Interesting to have a picture of the Catholic "Divine Mercy" in the sanctuary.  I understand Sr. Faustina was from there, but still.  
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 07:13:53 PM »
Not the best, but, apparently, the only one online:
http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=19412&id_jezyk=1

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 07:59:47 PM »
Some interesting photos so far. I wonder what people think when they see processions like the ones in the OCA pics?  :)  Anyway, here's a couple that I took at Vespers tonight...



And the dome...

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010, 09:28:33 PM »
Some interesting photos so far. I wonder what people think when they see processions like the ones in the OCA pics?   :)  Anyway, here's a couple that I took at Vespers tonight...



And the dome...


Care to explain what you mean by that????????

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 10:08:58 PM »
I dream of building a small chapel attached to my house, to live and pray as an old hermit in my old age.

This is what I would choose, it is the iconostas from the church of the 3 Hierarchs in Paris and the icons are the work of Leonid Ouspensky.


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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 10:21:06 PM »
This is the interior of our parish church of Saint Nicholas, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

I am posting it because the iconostas has been created simply using paper prints and it shows what can be done with such material.  Not many parishes can afford handpainted icons in the first years.


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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 11:25:13 PM »
Care to explain what you mean by that????????
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That people who aren't familiar with Orthodoxy would be like "Um... what exactly are they doing...?"  It's not like Americans are used to seeing religious processions through the streets. ;)

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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 11:51:08 PM »
Care to explain what you mean by that????????
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That people who aren't familiar with Orthodoxy would be like "Um... what exactly are they doing...?"  It's not like Americans are used to seeing religious processions through the streets. ;)

Huh?  They do not have religious processions within the Antiochian Church?  Not even on Pascha?  There are no religious processions within the Roman Catholic Churches in America?  Where in America do you live?????????

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 12:01:35 AM »

Huh?  They do not have religious processions within the Antiochian Church?  Not even on Pascha?  There are no religious processions within the Roman Catholic Churches in America?  Where in America do you live?????????
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You are taking things wayyyyyyy too personally. I never said that this only happens in the OCA. I am commenting on Americans, not on the OCA. And no, I've never in my life seen a procession of Roman Catholics walking down the street, and half my family is Catholic, and I grew up literally right next door to a Catholic Church (we shared a property line). Festivals, yes. Polka dancing, yes. Processions, never. :)

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 12:29:58 AM »
This is the interior of our parish church of Saint Nicholas, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

I am posting it because the iconostas has been created simply using paper prints and it shows what can be done with such material.  Not many parishes can afford handpainted icons in the first years.



That is really quite beautiful!

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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 12:34:24 AM »
I dream of building a small chapel attached to my house, to live and pray as an old hermit in my old age.

This is what I would choose, it is the iconostas from the church of the 3 Hierarchs in Paris and the icons are the work of Leonid Ouspensky.

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A pious member of our parish, many years ago, began to build a small chapel in the garage attached to her house. She was a mother of ten children, so I guess she needed a lot of prayer.  ;)  :laugh:

Anyway, the chapel grew, an iconostas was built, and the woman piously worshiped there on days when she could not make it to church. Upon the woman's death, the chapel and house were sold to an Antiochian Orthodox mission, and now serves as the parish to a small congregation. (The house was turned into their parish hall.)

So out of one woman's piety, an entire community was built.  ;D

I pray that God makes your dream come true someday, and that it may not only serve you, but all who want to serve Christ and His Church!
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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2010, 01:09:17 AM »
My parish (Bulgarian) has processions several times a year in full, with banners, laymen carrying icons, clergy with thuribles, acolytes, led by a crucifer and torch bearers. Also, having grown up Roman Catholic, the parish I grew up in had occasional processions. I remember in particular processing into the back of the church from the school (down the street and around the block) carrying my rosary with hands folded for the May Crowning. This was in the 1980s. I also know of a local RC church where the pre-Vatican II Mass is offered, and they have processions as well. The Novus-Ordo congregation that shares the parish also has processions.
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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2010, 05:50:10 AM »
Interesting to have a picture of the Catholic "Divine Mercy" in the sanctuary.  I understand Sr. Faustina was from there, but still.  

This chapel is borrowed from the Polish Catholic Church - hence the picture.

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Beautiful!  Is the Altar Table behind the curtain in the middle and the does the two curtains on the side correspond to what we would call the Deacons Doors where the Altar Boys would come out?

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Huh?  They do not have religious processions within the Antiochian Church?  Not even on Pascha?  There are no religious processions within the Roman Catholic Churches in America?  Where in America do you live?????????
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You are taking things wayyyyyyy too personally. I never said that this only happens in the OCA. I am commenting on Americans, not on the OCA. And no, I've never in my life seen a procession of Roman Catholics walking down the street, and half my family is Catholic, and I grew up literally right next door to a Catholic Church (we shared a property line). Festivals, yes. Polka dancing, yes. Processions, never. :)

EDIT--Look, if I've offended you I apologize, that was not my intention.

No offence was taken.  I just find your question odd since I have seen what you would classify as a 'religious procession'  in Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and even Protestant Churches all my life.  It's not uncommon to see this type of procession in Episcopal as well as Lutheran churches at the celebration of a parish anniversary where other clergy are present.

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Beautiful!  Is the Altar Table behind the curtain in the middle and the does the two curtains on the side correspond to what we would call the Deacons Doors where the Altar Boys would come out?

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..Actually there r three altar tables.one behind each curtain...and yes,the main one is behind the middle curtain while the other two r small ones(many small churches have only one)...they r rarely used..but sometimes, especially during feasts, Mass is celebrated together by 3 priests...and even 5, if space permits.. ;D

And Altar boys dont have separate doors..it could be possible that some churches do have rooms connected to the altar..but most of the old churches do nt/.

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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2010, 02:10:44 PM »
I dream of building a small chapel attached to my house, to live and pray as an old hermit in my old age.

This is what I would choose, it is the iconostas from the church of the 3 Hierarchs in Paris and the icons are the work of Leonid Ouspensky.

Christ is Risen!

Father bless,

A pious member of our parish, many years ago, began to build a small chapel in the garage attached to her house. She was a mother of ten children, so I guess she needed a lot of prayer.  ;)  :laugh:

Anyway, the chapel grew, an iconostas was built, and the woman piously worshiped there on days when she could not make it to church. Upon the woman's death, the chapel and house were sold to an Antiochian Orthodox mission, and now serves as the parish to a small congregation. (The house was turned into their parish hall.)

So out of one woman's piety, an entire community was built.  ;D

I pray that God makes your dream come true someday, and that it may not only serve you, but all who want to serve Christ and His Church!

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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2010, 05:21:09 PM »
Images and videos of our humble little Church/mission parish in High Point, North Carolina:

http://www.holycrossoca.org

The mission started out in 2006 renting space in a hotel with 23 members. Today we rent a building behind a Presbyterian Church that is divided into the Church and the other half, social hall. We have grown to an average attendance of close to 80 people on Sundays for the Divine Liturgy and are now raising money for our own land and Church building!

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2010, 05:36:39 PM »
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2010, 06:43:41 PM »
My previous (before moving) church.
St.Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church

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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2010, 06:55:13 PM »
Here are a few pictures from my parish
St.George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lenexa, KS



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Re: Pictures of the Inside of Your Church?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2010, 07:20:08 PM »
Here are a few pictures from my parish
St.George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lenexa, KS

Been there many times. My priests are in a couple of the photos.

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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2010, 08:04:51 PM »
Beautiful pictures guys! Keep them coming!  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2010, 08:30:54 PM »
Beautiful pictures guys! Keep them coming!  ;D

Agreed!  And thanks to the OP for the suggestion!

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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2010, 08:53:35 PM »
Here are a couple of photos of my small parish.





Here are some really amazing photos of my parish when the Kursk Root Icon made a visit last November: http://easternorthodoxybeheld.shutterfly.com/834?eid=115&size=All&startIndex=0


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« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2010, 08:59:10 PM »

Huh?  They do not have religious processions within the Antiochian Church?  Not even on Pascha?  There are no religious processions within the Roman Catholic Churches in America?  Where in America do you live?????????
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You are taking things wayyyyyyy too personally. I never said that this only happens in the OCA. I am commenting on Americans, not on the OCA. And no, I've never in my life seen a procession of Roman Catholics walking down the street, and half my family is Catholic, and I grew up literally right next door to a Catholic Church (we shared a property line). Festivals, yes. Polka dancing, yes. Processions, never. :)

EDIT--Look, if I've offended you I apologize, that was not my intention.

No offence was taken.  I just find your question odd since I have seen what you would classify as a 'religious procession'  in Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and even Protestant Churches all my life.  It's not uncommon to see this type of procession in Episcopal as well as Lutheran churches at the celebration of a parish anniversary where other clergy are present.

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To back up Asteriktos, Pascha this year was the first time I had ever seen a procession.  Many of my friends and relatives are curious about my journey into Orthodoxy and when I described the services to them they seemed most curious about the processions.  Most people had never heard of that.  I think there is a pretty good part of American society that isn't aware that churches do that.

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2010, 09:02:36 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2010, 09:59:54 PM »
best i could do was find a video on youtube.  no longer attend, though i do miss this place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IiSklVrudk&feature=related

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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2010, 10:10:43 PM »
Here are a few pictures from my parish
St.George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lenexa, KS



and our Bishop Longin



You guys have a beautiful icon screen! I may have to venture over that way sometime you guys are just down the road from Holy Trinity !
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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2010, 11:02:00 AM »
I think all my photos of the parish are at home.  I'll try and upload them soon.
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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2010, 11:08:49 AM »
best i could do was find a video on youtube.  no longer attend, though i do miss this place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IiSklVrudk&feature=related

Then go back.  I'm sure they'd love to have you again.   :)