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Church Architecture
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:21:23 PM »
Post pictures of churches, your favorite or weird ones.

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:01:50 PM »
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation (Baltimore, MD); originally built as a Protestant church


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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 07:07:18 PM »
St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Originally built as a ziggurat for sacrifices to Marduk.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 07:16:12 PM »
St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Originally built as a ziggurat for sacrifices to Marduk.

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 09:53:56 PM »
St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Hammond, IN. Sorry, I have no witty "originally built as" comment!

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 03:08:38 AM »
St Helen's chapel in Colchester, UK. The building has been standing since the 13th century; the foundation layer dates from Roman times. Local tradition is that St. Helen herself had it built.

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Dedicated to Saint Helena, the 14th-century Chronicle of Colchester states that the chapel was founded by the saint herself and refounded by Eudo Dapifer in 1076. Most of the present building dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, incorporating Roman brick. Excavations in 1981 and 1984 in Maidenburgh Street, have shown that the Roman stone and brickwork under the north and east walls were part of a theatre. In the 14th century, chantries were established in the chapel, but it was closed in 1539 after the Dissolution of St John's Abbey and it went into secular use. It became a house, a school, a library, a Quaker meeting-house and a warehouse. In the 1880s, the Round family who owned the castle, had the chapel restored by William Butterfield. After use as a clergy meeting-room and a parish hall, it was used by the Castle Museum as a store. Since 2000, it has again been used as a place of worship by the Orthodox Parish of St Helen.

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 03:44:48 AM »
St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Hammond, IN. Sorry, I have no witty "originally built as" comment!



Originally built as a bomb shelter before the Church added a dome and windows. There.
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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 05:09:18 AM »
The other Orthodox church in Colchester, still registered as 'the garrison church' in local memory.

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Built in Military Road in 1855 to hold services for soldiers going to the Crimean War, this large Grade II* listed timber church has space for a congregation of 500. It is now St John's Russian Orthodox Church.



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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 05:15:28 AM »
The parish of St Helen is currently raising funds to buy St Martin's, the better to accommodate our growing numbers.

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St Martin's is a 12th-century church that survives in its original Norman form. The church is on West Stockwell Street in the old Dutch Quarter. Its tower was damaged in the English Civil War and was never repaired. Today the church building is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust and is used as a community venue. The key is available from the Colchester Borough Council museum service.

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 07:21:00 AM »
Zahle diocese, Lebanon

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 01:24:22 PM »
The Church of Christ the savior

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 05:23:06 PM »
Some churches of Bucharest I've loved:

Stavropoles (church-candy for me)


Monastery Radu Voda


The patriarchate


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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 05:25:52 PM »
Something strange: church-bunker in Vinnitsa (Ukraine) of which rector, at least in 2013, was an ex-commandos





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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 05:28:41 PM »
Both kinds of Church are beautiful in their own way imo.
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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 10:42:02 PM »
The church conplex in Orekhovo-Zuevo. The bell tower was restored at the church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin. The revival of the church complex has been going on here for more than 30 years.

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“There is much suffering,
But the church is alive. "

 “How long, Archpriest, are we to suffer thus?” I answered: “Until our very death, Markovna!” And she replied, with a sigh: “So be it, Petrovich, let us plod on.” - Life of Avvakum by Himself

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 11:04:02 PM »
I want a church bunker in my backyard.
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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2018, 12:27:19 AM »
Build it ~ do it ```

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 08:26:43 AM »
From Greece



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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 09:08:42 AM »
One of these days I hope someone finds a way to stop concrete from becoming hideous.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 06:34:54 PM »
Aiud, Romania

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Re: Church Architecture
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2018, 10:14:23 AM »
What does the sign say?
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2018, 10:16:49 AM »
What does the sign say?

From the first pic "Parish of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Ra'eet"

From the second pic "To your honorable and living-up Cross we bow"
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What does the sign say?

From the first pic "Parish of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Ra'eet"

From the second pic "To your honorable and living-up Cross we bow"

Thanks!
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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2018, 06:38:11 PM »


A beautiful wooden church in Velikoretsk.

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“God,”
The words rumbled:
“There is much suffering,
But the church is alive. "

 “How long, Archpriest, are we to suffer thus?” I answered: “Until our very death, Markovna!” And she replied, with a sigh: “So be it, Petrovich, let us plod on.” - Life of Avvakum by Himself

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Re: Church Architecture
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2018, 12:07:07 AM »
Something strange: church-bunker in Vinnitsa (Ukraine) of which rector, at least in 2013, was an ex-commandos





The Albanian Orthodox Church might profit from the idea.  :P
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