Monday, January 10, 2011

All In God's Glory Beautiful Churches!

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I find that Churchs are one of my loves, I love the architure of the buildings, the glory that surrounds them, But I have to emphasis, they are only buildings and GOD is not just in those buildings!! He is everywhere!  I thought I would share some great photos of Churches I have found! Hope you enjoy!

Godly Sunrise in Reykjavik

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Church on Spilt Blood
or Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Храм Спаса на Крови)
Built 1883-1907 on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated.

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Orthodox Church of Tornio


In 1825 Russian Czar Alexander I made the decision to found and construct a military church in Finland, in Tornio. The present little church building is from 1884 and it is dedicated to the apostles Peter and Paul. It is part of the orthodox parish of Oulu. The church is situated in the centre of Tornio near the Swedish border.


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Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra, Ukraine

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Borgund Church : Best Preserved Stave Church

The Borgund Stave Church in Lrdal is the best preserved of Norway ‘s 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the 12th century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built. The church is also featured as a Wonder for the Viking civilization in the video game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.











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St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

The St. Basil’s Cathedral is located on the Red Square in Moscow , Russia . A Russian Orthodox church, the Cathedral sports a series of colorful bulbous domes that taper to a point, aptly named onion domes, that are part of Moscow ‘s Kremlin skyline. The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ, a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.





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St.Demetrios Church




country-church
MK–Troy, MI





This is the church in Camoapa, Boaco. This is in the beautiful country of Nicaragua.





Las Lajas Cathedral : A Gothic Church Worthy of a Fairy Tale




The Las Lajas Cathedral is located in southern Colombia and built in 1916 inside the canyon of the Guaitara River . According to the legend, this was the place where an Indian woman named Mara Mueses de Quiones was carrying her deaf-mute daughter Rosa on her back near Las Lajas (“The Rocks”). Weary of the climb, the Mara sat down on a rock when Rosa spoke (for the first time) about an apparition in a cave. Later on, a mysterious painting of the Virgin Mary carrying a baby was discovered on the wall of the cave. Supposedly, studies of the painting showed no proof of paint or pigments on the rock – instead, when a core sample was taken, it was found that the colors were impregnated in the rock itself to a depth of several feet. Whether true or not, the legend spurred the building of this amazing church.






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Chapel of St-Gildas : Built into the base of a bare rocky cliff

The Chapel of St-Gildas sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France . Built like a stone barn into the base of a bare rocky cliff, this was once a holy place of the Druids. Gildas appears to have travelled widely throughout the Celtic world of Corwall, Wales , Ireland and Scotland . He arrived in Brittany in about AD 540 and is said to have preached Christianity to the people from a rough pulpit, now contained within the chapel.
 


Italian Church

There are so many wonderful ones out there in this world, I hope you enjoyed looking at these beauties!
My Next blog will be about Cementaries, LoL Them too!




Churches on the Picturesque Georgian Rocks (12 pics)
European country Georgia





                                                                             


3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow, Lisa - those are amazing! I really enjoyed the worldwide tour. Thanks!

Joann said...

Lisa, yes God is everywhere but you have many photos of Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches and in our faiths we believe that God IS there in the form of the Eucharist which is the bread and wine transformed into the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ. So for us...He is there!

Joann said...

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