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Modern Churches
« on: November 06, 2010, 08:34:13 AM »
OK. So this topic is for pictures of modern EO Churches you like and for comments of the Churches that would have been posters before. I'll sign out of the Orthodoxy all those who will post pictures of Churches they don't like, start debates whether modern architecture is 'canonical', try to switch the topic target to some other confessions (doesn't matter because of good or bad intentions) etc.


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My homeparish - St. George Church in Białystok


Resurrection Church in Białystok
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 09:06:25 AM »
I think Holy Ghost's cupola is really great, but the rest of the church kind of looks like a school building to me.
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 09:45:41 AM »
Its' boxy to say the least.

I like the cathedral in Skopje http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BeClJMs84Ng/S1yzHORRiOI/AAAAAAAACww/pWZncxuIrQo/s1600-h/800px-Soborna_Church_Skopje1.JPG

Also, I posted this already, but I took this yesterday

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24557771@N02/5149569635/
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 11:44:53 AM »
St. Innocent Mission (OCA) in Macon Georgia





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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 11:46:32 AM »
St. Innocent Mission (OCA) in Macon Georgia


Interesting, it's in the Georgian style of architecture... and it's in the state of Georgia!

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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010, 11:48:58 AM »
Interesting, it's in the Georgian style of architecture... and it's in the state of Georgia!

Yeah, that's what I thought as well :)

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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 12:32:47 PM »
St,Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery Church in Libertyville Illinois posted below,  used, to be Orange Brick, They Enlarged the church and changed The Color of the Stone they said back to its original color white and added a bell tower.......My Parents are laid  to rest  in the cemetery there....May their  Memories Be  Eternal.....Amen Amen




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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 01:01:15 PM »
Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston:


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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 01:03:26 PM »
Resurrection Church in Białystok


Aside from the domes, I think this one looks pretty nice.

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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 05:44:15 PM »
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church (OCA), Mount Pleasant, SC







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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 05:49:55 PM »
^ I like that one.

St. Nicholas Church in Grand Rapids, MI (my home parish):





Built in the late 90's.
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 05:53:10 PM »
Holy Ghost Church in Białystok (the biggest Church in Poland):

http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=61859&id_jezyk=1

Intercession Church in Bielsk Podlaski:

http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=68646&id_jezyk=1

Dormition Church in Bielsk Podlaski:

http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=62429&id_jezyk=1
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 05:53:46 PM »
St,Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery Church in Libertyville Illinois posted below,  used, to be Orange Brick, They Enlarged the church and changed The Color of the Stone they said back to its original color white and added a bell tower.......My Parents are laid  to rest  in the cemetery there....May their  Memories Be  Eternal.....Amen Amen






This is beautiful. Good for a Nativity postcard.
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 05:59:34 PM »
Holy Ghost Church in Białystok (the biggest Church in Poland):

http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=61859&id_jezyk=1
Epic. I would love to go to Białystok one day. I recently found out that my great-grandfather was from there.

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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 06:05:38 PM »
Holy Ghost Church in Białystok (the biggest Church in Poland):

http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=61859&id_jezyk=1
Epic. I would love to go to Białystok one day. I recently found out that my great-grandfather was from there.

That is unique architecture. How are rainwaters and snow diverted off its roof?
One thing I have noticed about modern architecture: there seems to be little thought about rain and snow.
Therefore, many of our more modern churches in Los Angeles have problems whenever we have heavy rains.
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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 06:07:13 PM »
Ha, I just noticed that in my last post I had pics of a church I had already posted in the thread. Ahh well, gave different angles anyways...

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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2012, 06:18:50 PM »
That is unique architecture.

The architect was Jan Kabac. He also designed the aforementioned Resurrection Church in Białystok,

Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church in Hajnówka:


http://www.orthphoto.net/photo.php?id=2613&id_jezyk=1


and soon-to-be-built St. John the Theologian Church in Białystok:

http://bacieczki.cerkiew.pl/pl/gallery/view/show/id/68


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Re: Modern Churches
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2012, 04:18:47 AM »


Chapel of St. Andrew in Liperi, Finland.
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