Pictures of Orthodox Churches throughout the world
Did you know that the oldest Christian Churches are Orthodox Churches? A church building is called a "church" because it is the meeting place of the Church of God in a given area and the place set aside as holy unto the Lord. Here are some of the most important examples of Orthodox Churches:
The Church of the Holy Resurrection or Anastasis, aka the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem (containing the places that
archaeologists have confirmed as Golgotha and the Tomb of Christ--the places in which the Crucifixion and Resurrection occurred),
is an Orthodox Church, with spaces shared from times past with other groups
To see a film of the Holy Fire, a miracle that happens every year at the end of Holy Saturday/beginning of the Holy Feast of the Resurrection (Pascha, Easter), click on following link: http://teologia.wl.dvgu.ru/film/eng
Church the the Nativity (site of Christ's Birth) in Bethlehem is also an Orthodox Church! The original church was completed in 339 AD, but was rebuilt in 530AD
St. Catherine's Orthodox Church and Monastery, Mt. Sinai (yes, the place where Moses saw the burning bush, etc.)
The Ancient Cathedral of Constantinople, Agia Sophia , the Cathedral Church of the Church of Constantinople, New Rome, at 182 feet tall and had 50 foot all-silver iconostasis.It stood for 1000 years as the largest church in Christendom, until it was taken over and used as a Mosque by the Ottomans. It was then later made into a museum by the Turks, which it still remains today.
The largest active Orthodox Church in the world is St. Sava Orthodox Cathedral in Serbia. It is 270 feet tall, 3500 square meters on the ground floor.
It will soon contain the largest mosaic of Christ the world.
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia at 404 feet. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sophia, Bulgaria St. Nicholas Cathedral, Krodstadt
The second largest and 3rd tallest active Orthodox Church in the world is Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, at 344 feet tall
Here are some other Orthodox Churches throughout the world, some ancient, some new:
Pictures of the insides of Orthodox Churches throughout the world