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Offline biro

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Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« on: January 15, 2011, 06:17:52 AM »
A Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be the first chapel to be built in Antarctica. Construction will take place this spring.

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"When we send polar explorers to the South Pole we don't ask about their confession. But every person can have a wish to stay alone, to pray. Why don't we build a church?" Director of the National Antarctic Scientific Center Valery Litvinov was quoted as saying on Friday by the Ukrainian Segodnya.ua website.

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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 07:37:28 AM »
Not sure what this article wants to say.  There has been an Orthodox church in Antarctica since 2005

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church,_Antarctica

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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 07:41:52 AM »
It wants to say that there will be the second one.
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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 07:45:44 AM »
It wants to say that there will be the second one.

Confusing, the OP describes it as the first -- "A Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be the first chapel to be built in Antarctica."

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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 07:58:32 AM »
These Churches are not actually on the continent of Antarctica, but on King George Island.
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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 08:42:16 AM »
Great News........With the Holy Orthodox Churches There
On the poles ,God May Show us Great Mercy ,by not letting the ice caps,
Melt away ,  saving us from being drowned like rats world wide.... :police:
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Re: Orthodox church to be built in Antarctica
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 09:42:20 AM »
St. Ivan Rilski Chapel was built in 2003 on Livingston Island.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ivan_Rilski_Chapel