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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2015, 10:46:05 PM »
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The icons of iconostasis of your church has same style with a church iconostasis in Provata Greece.
It's beautiful with the soft colour.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2015, 10:47:50 PM »
Here's mine. St. Paul the Apostle, in Ohio.



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As you can see, our parish doesn't have an iconostasis.  ;) It was modeled on the church of St. Nicholas in Myra, and it has two steles in front of the altar: one with an icon of the Theotokos, and the other with Christ.
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2015, 10:55:39 PM »
Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Savas, the Sanctified - Curitiba - PR, Brazil

Its rather funny to see the Last Supper painting over top of an iconostasis.

Well for an ordinary parishioner like me is not funny at all.

I didn't look close enough. It looked like a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper which struck me as odd to have a western Renaissance painting on top of the iconostasis. As I look closer, I see that it is actually an icon, not Da Vinci's painting.
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2015, 11:09:02 PM »
Here's mine. St. Paul the Apostle, in Ohio.



Theophany (photo credit Fr. Ted):




As you can see, our parish doesn't have an iconostasis.  ;) It was modeled on the church of St. Nicholas in Myra, and it has two steles in front of the altar: one with an icon of the Theotokos, and the other with Christ.

All the icons must be wirtten by a great Iconographer!  They looks so beautiful.
Is it the 12 great feast around  around the church wall? I love that idea.
It seems like blue color makes me feel shady , peace and tranquility.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2015, 11:52:10 PM »
Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Savas, the Sanctified - Curitiba - PR, Brazil

Its rather funny to see the Last Supper painting over top of an iconostasis.

Well for an ordinary parishioner like me is not funny at all.

I didn't look close enough. It looked like a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper which struck me as odd to have a western Renaissance painting on top of the iconostasis. As I look closer, I see that it is actually an icon, not Da Vinci's painting.

Yes, at first glance looks similar.
I like the wooden pillars style of the iconostasis.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2015, 12:01:54 AM »
The Last Supper painting in that iconostasis is essentially a copy of Da Vinci's painting. It is not, strictly speaking, an icon.
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2015, 12:38:38 AM »


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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2015, 07:15:31 AM »
I think there is at least one similar thread, but let it be ;)

My parish is st. John Climacus (aka the Ladder) in Warsaw.
It was built in 1905 in the grounds of the biggest Orthodox cemetery in Poland (opened in 1834).
We have rector (parson/pastor), 3 vicars and 3 deacons.




Iconostasis in the main church (normally ofc withouth the palms and bishop's throne - orlec)


The basement church (frescoes are painted by one of the most famous Polish modern painters - Jerzy Nowosielski - who was btw Orthodox):
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2015, 09:05:04 AM »
I think there is at least one similar thread, but let it be ;)

My parish is st. John Climacus (aka the Ladder) in Warsaw.
It was built in 1905 in the grounds of the biggest Orthodox cemetery in Poland (opened in 1834).
We have rector (parson/pastor), 3 vicars and 3 deacons.




Iconostasis in the main church (normally ofc withouth the palms and bishop's throne - orlec)


The basement church (frescoes are painted by one of the most famous Polish modern painters - Jerzy Nowosielski - who was btw Orthodox):


What a beautiful Church!
I like the bell is outside church building. It's beautiful and easy to maintain.
There was also a bell in the tower of my parish but it has been broken for long time.
I love to see the iconostasis, too.
It's amazing beautiful!

If I may ask question, since there is also a basement church,  is it used also for divine liturgy?
Or may you have divine liturgy twice time because I ever heard that an altar only can be used for one time divine liturgy in a day.

By the way, you are so blessed to have such beautiful Church in your home town.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2015, 09:28:02 AM »
The Last Supper painting in that iconostasis is essentially a copy of Da Vinci's painting. It is not, strictly speaking, an icon.

I showed it to my home priest today. He said it look like same at glance  but clearly in byzantine style.
I like iconostasis with byzantine icons and also coptic icons. It's different with the icononstasis we have in Japan.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2015, 09:30:59 AM »
If I may ask question, since there is also a basement church,  is it used also for divine liturgy?
Or may you have divine liturgy twice time because I ever heard that an altar only can be used for one time divine liturgy in a day.
Yeah, we have two Sunday Liturgies: the first one is (mainly) for children and youth and their parents and it's served in the basement church and the second one is for the whole rest. The basement church also serves on weekday non-festal Liturgies, mainly on Wednesdays (every Wednesday we have Liturgy for departed).

By the way, you are so blessed to have such beautiful Church in your home town.
Well, in Warsaw there are of course more Orthodox parishes, however this one is only 15 minutes by foot from my flat and it's placed in the disctrict historically connected with my mother's family.

Ah, BTW, at my parish there is one Orthodox Japanese family :)
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2015, 11:48:21 AM »
If I may ask question, since there is also a basement church,  is it used also for divine liturgy?
Or may you have divine liturgy twice time because I ever heard that an altar only can be used for one time divine liturgy in a day.
Yeah, we have two Sunday Liturgies: the first one is (mainly) for children and youth and their parents and it's served in the basement church and the second one is for the whole rest. The basement church also serves on weekday non-festal Liturgies, mainly on Wednesdays (every Wednesday we have Liturgy for departed).

By the way, you are so blessed to have such beautiful Church in your home town.
Well, in Warsaw there are of course more Orthodox parishes, however this one is only 15 minutes by foot from my flat and it's placed in the disctrict historically connected with my mother's family.

Ah, BTW, at my parish there is one Orthodox Japanese family :)

Your parish as big as St. Nicholas Cathedral in Japan.
My hime parish is small and the only one Orthodox church in my hometown.
I live in Toyohashi, a small city but it has history of Orthodox mission and many people in this city converted to Orthodox before WW2.
Now is only may be 100 families left. And most of all who always come to church every Sunday are senior citizens. The rest of it only come when paschal feast, matrimony and funeral.  I have a dream that on my time there would be more young people come to church again in my city.

Is the Japanese family in your parish from Yokohama?
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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2015, 06:39:07 AM »
Now is only may be 100 families left. And most of all who always come to church every Sunday are senior citizens. The rest of it only come when paschal feast, matrimony and funeral.  I have a dream that on my time there would be more young people come to church again in my city.
Last Pascha there were two Japanese Orthodox guys I've seen first time in my life, so maybe they did their annual visit as you described, or maybe they're more practicing but not from here.

Is the Japanese family in your parish from Yokohama?
Frankly speaking, no idea.
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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2015, 11:25:16 PM »
Now is only may be 100 families left. And most of all who always come to church every Sunday are senior citizens. The rest of it only come when paschal feast, matrimony and funeral.  I have a dream that on my time there would be more young people come to church again in my city.
Last Pascha there were two Japanese Orthodox guys I've seen first time in my life, so maybe they did their annual visit as you described, or maybe they're more practicing but not from here.

Is the Japanese family in your parish from Yokohama?
Frankly speaking, no idea.
Thank you for your information. I think I know them.

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Re: Orthodox Church all around the world
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2016, 04:58:06 AM »
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« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2016, 01:31:41 AM »
Lovely Chapel! thanks for sharing, Avdima!